Any ideas on what is attacking me? #General auto immune #RheumatoidArthritis
I've been referred to a rheumatologist, but it'll take time before seeing him. So, I'm wondering if anyone recognizes my symptoms?
Started with a minor injury to left foot. Left foot then began to feel like it was sprained, a few days later it felt broken. Along with this came alot of swelling. Then my left ankle became involved and it felt like I was walking bone on bone. About the middle if this 2-3 week process my right foot/ankle began to feel the same way. This was when I started using 2 canes to get around. After about 4 weeks from the beginning of this my left knee started to act up.
It felt like I was walking with broken glass in my knee. Slowly over the next 2 weeks this pain completely overtook my feet, ankles, knees and is now starting on my hips.
This is by far the very worst pain I've ever experienced in my life. It's excruciating. It now feels like my joints are all operating bone on bone.
I spend 1/3 to 1/2 of every day laying on the couch, feet elevated, crying my eyes out because of how terrible the pain is. My primary care Dr is helping with managing my meds and prescribing some pain meds. But these only work so well for so long. In addition to this I feel like some thing is taking over my body.
If you read this whole thing thank you so much. And if you recognize these symptoms please let me know, thank you