All my bloods are negative also but still have pains in hands and feet!
I have had RA for 30+ years. After some aggressive treatment I was in remission for at least 20 of those years with no symptoms at all. Then I had a flare -up 10 years ago which was brought under control fairly easily. However, two years ago had another flare-up and have been trying to get it under control for some time. This disease is so unpredictable where during a flare-up one joint in your foot will swell and be in incredible pain and your other foot will be perfect. I was also told to do what ever you can not to let a flare up happen as you many not be able to get it under control.
Morings are the worse. Once I begin moving around, it gets better.
I no longer test positive for RA. But, I am symptomatic. Dr explained there's a 25-30% group that has RA without testing positive for the markers. It's diagnosed based on symptions and physical exam.
Another note to mention: Other diseases can be misdiagnosed as RA. One for example is Lyme Disease.
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