Thanks for your replies everyone!
I still get the shooting pains and if I sit too long, when I try to move, I am stiff and it is painful. It is hard to get moving again, to be honest. I feel like my grandmother could probably get up and get moving quicker than I could! Can anyone relate to feeling that way?
I have not been diagnosed with arthritis but my doctor does think I have the beginnings of Crohn's Disease and arthritis is one of the things that can happen with it.
Also on my dad's side, many relatives have RA. My grandfather had it, a couple of my uncles are getting it, my cousin has had it since she was 3.
It is weird--I went from being completely healthy most all of my life to having problems that started almost a year ago.
I remember exactly when my pain started and it was a very sharp pain on the top of my foot. Then it moved to my leg and I could hardly get out of bed one morning, thinking I had a blood clot or something. For awhile it moved around and there are days I do feel achey all over but for the most part mine has affected me mostly in my knees, feet and hands. Sometimes my shoulders ache too. Since I've been on the Humira have had a lot less pain especially in my knees and ankles. I had quite a bit of deformity in my right hand before I started on the Humira so that is really my worse spot. Even that is tolerable with the Humira. It's a strange disease for sure and I think a lot of things play into it - the weather and stress are two t hings that affect me the most.
Hope you find some medication that helps.
Post Edited (Kathryn Obraien) : 5/23/2011 7:11:28 AM (GMT-6)