Several years ago I was told I had Reactive arthritis, but for the past month I've had severe pain that does not feel or act like what I experienced with reactive. This pain comes from my wrists (both hands), but I don't think it's carpal tunnel. It seems to radiate throughout my hands and is so painful that it often wakes me up during the night. The mornings are bad and then it becomes tolerable throughout the day. Holding a phone is almost unbearable or holding anything in a grasp. I have no strength in my hands at all. Brushing my teeth and hair can be excruciating in the mornings. I had been taking Mobic but got no relief for this. The joints in my fingers are somewhat inflamed, but I see no redness/swelling in my wrists. My appt. with my rheumatologist isn't for a couple of weeks, but I don't know if I can wait that long. He's done blood tests before for RA, but they're always negative. Can anyone tell me if this pain in my wrists/hands sounds like osteoarthritis, RA, something else?