19th July 2010
The past few days I have been suffering with increased pain in my fingers and hips. I saw one of the doctors (group practise) whom I have seen a few times on Friday. Over the past few months I’ve had blood tests done to determine the case of the problem. In the past I have been told that I have arthritis which x-rays have shown up but blood tests haven’t.
With the latest blood tests I’ve had done I have been told my salt levels are too high, blood sugar levels too high and iron levels too low. Fortunately I’m not diabetic but I am at risk so it means watching my diet. The doctor believes I have rheumatoid arthritis as my joints have been swollen and the pain doesn’t go away or at least not for long. He has now sent off a referral for an appointment with the rheumotology department at the local hospital. At least this way I should get an answer to why I’m suffering with so much pain.