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Time to Diagnosis?

By August 3, 2010 - 6:43pm

It can be a long and difficult road to getting an RA diagnosis. How long did it take you? How many health care providers did you have to see to become diagnosed?

By November 13, 2010 - 1:52pm

I was diagnosed via symptoms and bloodwork just recently. My primary care physician suspected RA, but it was 3 months before I saw a rheumatologist and began aggressive treatment. I suspect that I started feeling the pain of RA over a year ago, but my career as a high school administrator is demanding, and requires me to be on the move. So I attributed the feet pain I was experiencing to my job. Over the summer I started feeling constant pain in my feet and legs, then my fingers, hands, wrists. It progressed very quickly causing me to see my primary care physician a few times before she landed on the diagnosis of RA and referred me to a rheumatologist.

November 13, 2010 - 1:52pm

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