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Old 12-05-2012, 05:49 AM   #13
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Australia
Posts: 91
Calamity77 HB User
Re: Arthritis at 41?

Hi. I too wish I had answers. My problems started in September 2011. I am 43. Pain and stiffness in my ankles, toes, wrists and finger joints. I have had ultrasounds and appear to have multiple sites of inflammed fluid sacs around various joints. I have a positive ANA 1/320 which suggests lupus or rheumatoid but not enough conclusive evidence to diagnose. So at this stage, rheumatologist is treating with pain relief for osteoarthritis / tendonitis. He is unsure at this stage if i have a developing auto-immune condition or not. The condition flares in the summer months and after exercise I am stiff for many hours in the larger joints (hips, ankles). It seems really difficult to get definitive diagnosis. Have you had any blood tests?