Is there something that you do that makes it hurt worse? Should I not lift when it aches, or go out in the cold? I've been looking for a pattern and I can't seem to find one.
Also, I have noticed double the joint pain since getting the rheumatoid test results a few days ago. I haven't even been diagnosed yet. My appointment isn't till march 3rd. I have read all I can about RA and believe that the diagnosis will be positive. What if the increase in pain is all in my head? What if I only notice it because I believe it should be there?
(even while I ask the question I remember asking it about the bipolar symptoms. I didn't make those up, and because I questioned them I delayed treatment till it was almost too late)
If you can remember first getting the test results, did your pain suddenly increase?
Now that I think about it- the reason why I mentioned it to the doc is that the pain seemed to get worse at a faster pace then it did before. as it gets worse, does the deterioration rate increase?
I'm going to drive myself crazy before I even reach the rheumy.
When you cannot stand, on whom do you lean?