Hi there. Thank you for this post. I have not been dx with RA yet but my doctors are testing me now. I'm very nervous and scared. I work as a dental hygienist and can no longer move my hands in a way to work on patients. My doctors treated me for cubital tunnel but my fingers won't lay down, 4th and 5th digit is popped up. My body hurts everywhere but especially my wrists, elbows, ankles, and recently knees and shoulders. I have no idea if this is RA like symptoms but I want to sleep all the time. I'm 36 and my symptoms began at age 33. It began with both feet after running, then my fingers started this thing, now my elbows are waking me up in the night. Mornings kill me when I step out of bed both ankles snap, crackle, and pop. I find myself very stiff after sitting to long. What is wrong with me?? I am currently taking Lyrica for nerve pain and what my doctor is calling focal dystonia. How did you feel when you were diagnosed? My blood work was yesterday and I follow up on Friday. RA is in my family, aunt and cousin on my mothers side. I just want someone to talk to. My husband is becoming annoyed.View Thread
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