Subject: Newbie here!
Hello all. I have only just come across this forum and just wanted to introduce myself. Hope I'm not posting in the wrong place. I have read through a few threads and will try to read through a lot more when I can. I'm a single mum to my gorgeous 9 year year old,Lewis, who is my world.
I've been suffering aches and pains since I was 12 and the doctors back then told me I had growing pains. 7 years ago I was diagnosed with thyroid disease and fibromyalgia. The last few years the pains in my knees, feet and hands have been getting worse and I find it a struggle to even get out of bed when the pains are really bad. Last week I was sent for X-rays and blood tests as I just know that this is more than fibromyalgia pains. I get my results back on the 6th August. Since having my tests two of my fingers have been excruciating and have obviously become a bit misshapen and swollen. So I'm almost certain that I have rheumatoid arthritis :( my poor nan was crippled with it for years and I've been told that raises my chances of having this awful condition.
Anyway, I hope to get to know some of you in the future and this seems like a great place to come for support and understanding. Thanks for reading!