New here - Any comments appreciated.
Wrote this out for my doctor(s) as I always seem to leave one detail out that might help. Some details might be unrelated to the "joint" pain (I say "joint" because the pain seems to be more in the surrounding tissues and tendons).
Right wrist soreness began in 2002 low level only after extended computer / mouse use
Noticed second larger non tender subcutaneous nodule in right arm in 2003 (first one in 1997, thought benign)
Pain in wrists becomes bilateral in 2004 becomes bad enough that work becomes difficult
Tested Seronegative for RA in 2004.
Carpal Tunnel Surgery in 2004 "mini open" in both wrists; pain subsides somewhat
Noticed another subcutaneous nodule in upper leg
Ankle soreness as of 2005 in Achilles tendon
Ankle soreness spreads to upper arch of foot (top of foot) 2006
General sense of fatigue, off and on in 2006, prone to nausea, irritable digestive system
Ankles and wrists everpresent soreness as of 2007
Finger joints painful after waking up, intermittently through the day as of summer 2007
Recent Symptoms Observed:
Inflamed with burning sensation right after waking up for about an hour, especially if exercise involved day before
Anti-inflammatory medications seem to help reduce pain and soreness but don't eliminate it - seem actually worse the following morning when on medication?
Swollen and painful ankles and wrists after extended use or exercise
Some level of pain even if excercise did not involve wrists specifically
Waves of nausea come and go during day trips
Driving is painful/uncomfortable in the hands and feet, especially in traffic where foot hovers over accelerator and in wrists recorrecting the wheel.
Have a new blood test on the way for RA, results in a few days. Is it still possible for it to be RA and still be seronegative?
Recognize the risks associated with Crohn’s disease.
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