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I'm assuming the test that came back positive was an Anti-CCP? This test is highly specific for RA. You can have RA with normal RF and inflammatory markers such as ESR (Sed Rate) and CRP (C-Reative Protein). This is called seronegative RA.

When I first started having problems, I presented as "migratory arthritis" as well. My pain would move from one joint to another every couple of days. Eventually, it settled in my writsts, knuckles, and shoulders. You also might want to do some research on Palindromic Rheumatism. It presents with migratory pain, no joint damage, and can have a positive Anti-CCP as well, which is why it is thought to be an abortive form of RA.

Also, I'm not sure where the "scarring" was in the wrist, but RA can also damage tendons.

What medications did the RD prescribe? If your DH was given prednisone and it helped the symptoms, then the condition is inflammatory. This would rule out the fibromyalgia diagnosis.