I started having pain in my hands last year. I went to the doctor and she said it was RA after a blood work. This year I'm starting to hurt more in that its hurting ALL OVER my body. I wake in the mornings feeling like I have been run over by a truck!! My muscles hurt all day. Oh and horrible headaches. I sometime even feel sick to my stomach. Once I'm moving it does get better but never goes away all day.
My RA factor is 15 and normal is 14 this year, last year it was 18. My ANA showed drug induced lupus/Homogenous positive. Is that normal with RA?
My I haven't started RA medication as yet but seriously thinking I might need to start this year. I've been hesitant because I feel like I'm going to take it and possibly get another issue from it like the side effect of cancer? So I ease the pain of RA to get something else??? Does anyone else have these concerns and is this pain normal to hurt all over?