I had been off work 6 weeks, had 2 rounds of antibiotics and could barely lift my head. I have lost half of that now and the cpac is keeping the apnea at bay – now I just need some real sleep- up and down all night. These include: A person experiencing the early signs and symptoms of RA should go to see a doctor. I am currently being worked up for gastrointestinal issues and found cysts on my spleen and pancreas. Stiffness may occur in one or two small joints, often in the fingers. I drink the correct amount of water daily eat good food and exercise. As for odd symptoms, I would have to say the “lump” I get in my throat. My knees have been drained and injected as has my shoulder. Best, Don’t just stop without talking to doc – some of these meds have horrible withdrawl if you do not do it correctly. RA usually starts in your hands. I don’t know why I feel like a failure if I have to use a walker. If he saw them while he was in there why didn’t he try to remove them then?? Usually I just ignore it or just ask him to rub in a different place. also a really good probiotic is important as well- helps body rid itself of candida and deal with inflammation from gluten and sugars etc. Now I think I know after joining this site. palpatations, dry cough-among other odd aches, pains & rashes. I found success with intravenous orencia once a month but it took about six months to really feel better. lol found that out quick.i thought they were kinda bad when I was on the plaquinel… I also went through a period of hari thining and hair loss until my dr put me on biotin and I haven’t had any issues since. We asked our Facebook Community to tell us what their most unusual or frustrating symptoms are, and here’s what they had to say! What are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis? presently just one large one on left thigh. Discoloration of the skin around the joints in the hands and feet is a sign of RA. have a very high pain day and he just doesn’t get it. These symptoms are caused by inflammation in the joints that can cause nerve compression, resulting in loss of sensation. The pain never stops. I don’t know if any of my neck problems are the same as yours; But, you definitely need to have this looked at. I fall or stumble very easily. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. About 3 times a week I walked 2 miles on the beach and loved it!! So when possible I try to sleep till it passes so I don’t panic. I’ve had three epidural injections and wonder if I’ll need surgery someday. Again he had a mild case – sometimes if he jumps out of bed too fast his feet are numb and his hands hurt sometimes, I thin he has fatigue because he get grumpy sometimes which is out of character. I too hate the disease. Without it I can hardly walk across the room. All rights reserved. I knew then I was done with him! Persistent stiffness, tenderness, and pain in joints … Keeping busy and active is the way to go for me. Even if their doctor suspected rheumatoid arthritis early on, there is no single test or piece of evidence that confirms the diagnosis. This information is not designed to replace a physician’s independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. Please reach out anytime, we’re here to support you. I went to several RA doctors and finally found one that diagnosed me with RA. It is good that you have come to a place where you can get information and support. Does anyone else out there get leg spasms? Joint swelling tends to be more apparent as RA progresses, but subtle swelling may be an early sign. A doctor can help to diagnose the condition and recommend appropriate treatment. It drives me crazy. I never have any issues eating ! Plus, I just started Humira. I’ve always enjoyed keeping our home clean and loved cooking. Try again or reach out to contact@RheumatoidArthritis.net. Now the majority of the time I can’t sing at all. Appointment with ENT specialist, he said it was all being caused by. Still haven’t figured out why I had those symptoms that day and why I’m still having them on and off. That is great that you have been approved for SSDI. I had a tooth ache that was becoming very painful. the shortness of breath and throat issues have caused me to stop singing – I have always been in a band and a lead singer and now a few songs and I have difficulty with hoarseness and breathing. As the disease progresses, damage to the joints can affect ligaments and tendons, making it hard to bend and straighten them. It concerns me when I see people writing about shortness of breath and fatigue along with chest pain. But it’s seldom that I can cook a meal or bake a cake. I caught a cold in Jan ’11 that developed into bronchitis and went downhill quick…I had been on Enbrel and MTX and it seemed that I was always getting sick. My skin becomes blackened in different areas, which looks like bruising I have skin nodules I get bruising and bleeding under my skin when I’m flaring I have nodules in my feet that … Redness occurs because the inflammation causes the blood vessels in the surrounding skin to widen. Both of these factors put pressure on the capsule that surrounds the joint and irritate the nerve endings that it contains, causing pain. I tested positive one time for lupus got diagnosed with early stages but because lupus mimics just about every auto immune disease it’s hard to diagnose . Blessings to you all! Due to me ignoring the symptoms I had developed Barett’s Oesophagus, which can turn cancerous. And not only do i have it in my hands & fingerz i also have RA in my Toes. But decided to finally do a root canal on the tooth that was hurting. Apart from that, RA has destroyed my thyroid, caused apical thickening on the top of my lungs along with a few nodules and also a dry annoying cough. In people with RA, the immune system mistakenly attacks the cells in the lining of their joint, resulting in inflammation of the joints, making them swollen, stiff, and painful. They know something’s wrong and hate it for me. When my GP noticed that I was losing weight and asked me what was happening and told him about the awful heartburn and reflux, he sent e for a gastroscopy. I’m having slight issues with talking and forming sentences still it comes and goes , I’m having nuerological symptoms still too just not near as bad as they were that day I had stroke like symptoms after upping dose of humira . Living with these symptoms every day can be quite frustrating. I had all the symptoms… Besides being in a flare, I had all the symptoms right down to the lump sensation and no voice!! the results were not good. At first glance, it might seem like gout and rheumatoid arthritis … So perhaps it might be a good idea to mention it to your GP, so that you don’t end up like me. do not eat late at night or lay flat after eating – ever see those angled pillows So i trade pain and swelling for burning in my throat and i can’t lay down because the gastric juice gurgles up into my mouth. me too Julie – two years ago inflammation caused 3 back to back heart attacks. This article looks at finding excellent doctors: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/finding-excellent-doctors/. he was taking all the drugs and seeing a top Rheumy and felt like I did – frustrated – he was always an athlete, a runner and a pro golfer. I too have the “super-volcano-caldera” at about 2-3 Am – unless I take my Dexilant. I was sent to pain management, and well you know how that goes. mostly affects his hands and feet when flaring. An error occurred. Untreated RA can also lead to firm lumps developing on or near the joints called rheumatoid nodules. I like his caring, and dislike telling him that it hurts. Some have gotten a bit better using Acterma injections weekly but a lot of it just won’t In addition one of my frustrating ones is I have been getting sores. Findings from a patient's physical examination, medical history, laboratory tests, and imaging studies must all be considered. Well, how about “nodules” in your tendons and muscles? But I am afraid to just chalk stuff up to my RA for fear of it being caused by other things…..I feel like a big sissy sometimes! use a stool softener every day if on pain killers – a laxative will cause a lot of cramps. I do know how it feels to have all the systems of RA, I have fibro so naturally my breast bone is going to hurt so bad at times, along with several other auto inmune diseases.. They may also feel depressed. This article looks in more detail at the diagnostic process: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/diagnosis/. rather then tell you after the fact so they have to go back in. so annoying. Of course I also take my biologic. Thanks so much for your comment, we are glad you are here. Lauren (Community Manager Rhuematoidarthritis.net). We are sorry to hear you aren’t feeling great and experiencing new symptoms. been fighting RA and fibro going on 8 years and thyroid issues for over 30 – hang in there. But laxatives, even in small doses, cause cramping and diarrhea. I get a Symponi Aria infusion every 8 weeks, give myself an injection of methotrexate once a week. and like you said its very hard to kick it once you are – I have had pneumonia a couple times now – hence the maddening shortness of breath. Even when my pain and stiffness was at its worst. Always consult your doctor about your medical conditions. The fatigue of rheumatoid arthritis that results in lack of energy can adversely affect emotions and mood, occupation, relationships with people, sex drive, productivity, attentiveness, … All rights reserved. Please share with us in the comments! See a pulmonologist ASAP. Is it better with a diagnosis or am I rushing things? X. I feel for you. I wanted to share with you some more information on Have you had a specialist evaluate your swallow? they sound like paper crumbling. I am off of it now 6 months and so greatful – I was on big doses my self injection along with Enbrel – Enbrel stopped working so doc switched me to Acterma and my sed rate went down enough to wean off the MTX and I am slowly trying to wean off prednisone – doesn’t want to let me get below 5mg but sure beats 20,30,40,50 and 60. I suppose these aren’t really RA Symptoms, but I have them because I am taking medications for RA. Before this I was healthy and very active. In addition to joint deformities and rheumatoid nodules, RA can also lead to: Doctors do not know what triggers the immune system to attack the joints in the bodies of people with RA. The main symptoms of RA are joint pain and stiffness. This VILE disease just makes life horrible! I had blood transfusions, so my hemoglobin went up, but my pulse and breathing problems persisted…so on to a hematologist, pulmonologist, endocrinologist and cardiologist and more invasive testing. Those of us who have rheumatoid arthritis tend to be quite familiar with the standard laundry list of symptoms associated with this condition, like pain, joint swelling, and fatigue. Mary Sophia, Has your dr. I now take Nexium tablets twice per day and it is mostly under control. My sinus bother me so much more than they use to, and my shoulder blades are in constant pain. I wanted to leave you with an article called “Stressing About Stress.” I think it will reassure you that taking a break from work and its inevitable stresses is a very health decision: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/stressing-about-stress/, Warm regards, Due to stress, constant motion, so many things i can look back and see the markers. Im so thankful for finding this website. Need help? How can anyone be happy with all of this going on. Still, sometimes are just worse than … GRRRRR. Best Wishes, RheumatoidArthritis.net does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. and a bone marrow aspiration showed I had anemia of chronic illness, for which I underwent IV Iron infusions for 3 months and a couple more blood transfusions (the bright side to that was the wonderful staff at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando, where I had my infusions every Wednesday morning, (which just happened to be Krispy Creme donut and puppy therapy day!!!) Rheumatoid arthritis is subtle and often presents itself similarly to other arthritis diseases. I’m running out of ideas…, Thanks for commenting “RHPass”. I have had tendinitis of the elbow for months now, it is very painful to lift anything over 5 lb. could be but definitely get it checked – I have the same thing with the left side of my neck and get up slowly these days so BP doesn’t crash and I get dizzy – we RD chaps need to not be falling down. RA results from a problem with the immune system. You may always comment below the artcile like you did here, so the author can see your comments and possibly offer some support. Hi! Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include: 1. he said endorphins are great drugs. Can’t use Enbrel because of my lungs. 1 or 2 at a time, mostly on my thigh area and now am getting a couple on my upper back. This adds another 4 tablets a day to my growing list of medication. Thanks for writing 5244seth. UPDATE: Hundreds of patients have shared strange RA symptoms on the comments pages including fevers, eye problems, rashes, vasculitis, tight tendons, laryngitis, weight loss, rib pain, … I have opioid-induced constipation because of the hydrocodone I take. If you feel you are not getting the care you need you are always entitled to a second opinion. It’s nice to know I’m not crazy or alone. I too have trouble sleeping. It is in my report from the surgery.” RA sets in motion many unpredictable symptoms that create a unique disease pattern in each patient We encourage you to talk to your rheumatologist (if you haven’t already done so) if any new signs or symptoms occur. Twelve early signs of rheumatoid arthritis. What about you? The fatigue is so hard to deal with. Electric shocks just above the rear of my knees!! I did got approved for SSDI because I still have to deal with the other issues, and I do have some bad joint days, but since I am now home and not going in to the hospital to work I am not coming down with every bug I pass by. While sleep and RA are a common question, some community members find these 2 articles hepful. I also have a lot of the “unusual and frustrating” symptoms described. I went back to my Internist, my hemoglobin had dropped drastically in a month with no obvious sign of bleeding.Saw more specialists and had more tests that last week of Feb.to rule out any source of bleeding, everything was negative. I had been on many of the other biologics before going back to Enbrel. I imagine it could be, though additional things may be at play. Just need someone to listen that may feel the same. I hope that others here chime in to share with you their experiences. Started to have pain in my right ear, same right side as pain in tooth. I am always relieved to know I am not alone in my crazy weird symptoms! Early and consistent management of arthritis can prevent joint damage and, ultimately, disability. Early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis reduce the likelihood of experiencing complications from the condition. Its a trial an error trying to find the right medication that works. https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/creepy-creaking-neck/. I was Diagnosed 3yrs ago telling me i have a Autoimmune Disease called Sjogrene Syndrome with secondary RA. Suddenly I will start to feel freezing inside and if I take my temperature at that stage it is always below 34.5 C = 94.1, normal is 37 c= 98.4. I go back and forth between constipation and diarrhea. I pray that one day there will be a cure for RA! We live at the coast and enjoyed fishing together and I loved looking for shells. Recommended Nuvigil or Provigil for your fatigue? I wake up in discomfort and stiffness everyday,I push through my day in the evenings after sitting I stand to hear cracking everywhere.I have trouble falling asleep and wake often during the night anyone else? Its a BITCH.. © 2013–20 Health Union, LLC. I have many of the symptoms listed but also have one which isn’t listed here. Dr. Rude looked at me like I was crazy and brushed me aside?! I was finally diagnosed with IST (Intermittant sinus tachycardia, controlled for now with medications, but may need a cardiac ablation and pacemaker in the future), RA nodules in my lung, (just being observed) Hot flashes were the result of adrenal gland “microbursts” probably from being on prednisone (and oddly enough, the cardiac meds helped calm them down!) In addition to the stiffness that affects specific joints, a general feeling of stiffness in the body may be an early sign of RA. I just came from appointment with my orthopedic for hand pain. Well, fast forward to a month ago and for the first time in years it was back! However, a true fever (temperature is above 100.4 F or 38 C) is not expected … I was exhausted. Spotting signs of RA early could lead to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Hope everyone can relate to this . I take Cymbalta and Wellbutrin for depression, plaquanil, and Opana ER for pain. Ugh! The symptoms that affect a person’s joints are more likely to indicate RA, particularly if more than one joint or both sides of the body are affected. I had nodules in my lungs that eventually went away. just got to keep getting out there and being no matter what – when you give up so will your body. In the early stages of RA, a person may notice they are having trouble bending their wrist back and forth. unusual symptoms of rheumatoid arthritishow to unusual symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis for The sharp pain during a gout flare can usually help distinguish the two. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disorder where a person’s immune system attacks their joints, causing them to become inflamed. Maybe I am just impatient but my life has totally changed, cannot do anything that I used to, hate cancelling things all the time and miss my life. The only way to avert a full blown attack is to start a round of 50 mg of prednisolone for the next few days and the taper off back to my normal 7.5 mg over 20 days. It worked for him mostly – he eats too many aleve and coated aspirin when flaring. It worries me when it does it because I’m afraid that there’s inflammation going on and the swelling may affect my breathing one of these times. Not up around my tonsils but down lower in my throat. In the hands, the joint in the middle and at the base of the fingers may feel tender when pressed or during movement. I have to force myself to eat. I donated a kidney to my brother two decades before I had a clue that I have RA. My husband and I had only been married 6 years and during that time I felt great!! The most common affected areas on … Since being diagnosed, I’ve also been diagnosed with Glaucoma, Eczema and increased incidences of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. this condition is usually fatal. Now, I just need to send his medical report stating this to my Rheumy & GP. I’m a 43 nonsmoker who half the time sounds like a 73 heavy smoker. I’m allergic all the dmards and rituxan. Good news - you're already subscribed! Common triggers for a flare include stress, smoking, and…, Rheumatoid arthritis or RA, can affect the ankle joints in the same way as other joints, causing pain, inflammation, and swelling. Ever since my shoulders began to be involved, the skin of my forearms feel like it is burning if cool air moves over it. There’s more new and weord symptoms everyday but Im going to the neurologist upon my rheumatologist request. People say I look more relaxed and healthy than I have the past 15 years, but I know that inside there are a host of little problems that add up to making me feel like crap. Sitting down and feeling sorry for myself is not my style. Yes and it works well. I never knew they were related to rheumatoid arthritis ! Some of these early warning signs relate to how a person feels overall, while others are specific to the joints. Share on Pinterest. No more nausea and foot pain better. What Joints Does RA Affect? Joint stiffness that is usually worse in the mornings and after inactivity 3. My knees and feet are shot, orthodics do nothing to help. If your headaches interfere with your … Neither could see anything where the pain was happening. Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. I miss working, and my work friends, but I keep busy at home. On different meds now so hopefully this will help me. He has been dealing with it for half his life – he is 56 now and still off meds. I have developed a persistent cough that is so bad sometimes I nearly choke and I have a permanent thirst and bad taste in my mouth all the time. wow can so relate- I suffer from easily 75% of the things you listed here. I get ocular migraines and have had a blood clot in my eye. I have the crippling now.. Nodules are irritating the tendons, muscles and nerves. Before these symptoms occur, a person may experience some early warning signs. Rheumatoid arthritis is complicated. Best Wishes, I have to cancel appointments and plans with friends constantly. Hi Melissa, It has been over a year since I woke up one morning and did not feel right and have not felt good since that day. RA in the ankles is…, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition. MRI’s have shown that I have a severe misalignment of C4 on C5 (anterolisthesis) which has caused severe cervical stenosis (narrowing of the canal) and severe bilateral foraminal narrowing, which causes extreme pain; the kind that radiates down my arms and back. Now my joints have minimal discomfort and I have more problems with the cardiac/lung/fatigue issues. Sometimes when I walk from one room to another I am totally exhausted. It didn’t concern me too much. Sometimes steroids injections help if they get inflamed and really hurt. What do the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis look like? from inflammation I was always running a slight to full blown fever but thank god for Acterma – it has sed rate now at 5 – 8 – if it wasn’t for fibro and all the damage it has already done to my joints I would probably not be in pain. When my Ankylosing Spondylitis diagnosis came the limitation of decreased renal performance meant that an important class of meds were restricted for me; yes, NSAIDs. my younger brother also has RA but he is a mild case. I had to quit methotrexate due to overwhelming fatigue. Secondary sjogrens disease, spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis. Reidette, The unusual and the frustrating is my usual. Non-joint symptoms General, nonjoint symptoms such as fatigue, low-grade fever, and loss of appetite are early symptoms of RA. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)—a disorder that inflames the joints and can lead to significant discomfort—often develop slowly. This is the only article I have ever read even discussing these symptoms. I’m 62 and was dx with RA 16 yrs ago. My gp didn’t know what could be the cause. And I’m so unorganized now. I thought maybe I wouldn’t have RA since I didn’t have any symptoms, but then 4 years ago I started having many of the symptoms you listed. The typical case of rheumatoid arthritis begins insidiously, with the slow development of signs and symptoms over weeks to months. MNT is the registered trade mark of Healthline Media. Many factors affect the prognosis of people with RA, including age, lifestyle factors, and disease…, © 2004-2020 Healthline Media UK Ltd, Brighton, UK, a Red Ventures Company. Even when my arms are warm, when my husband rubs my arms it feels like my arms are burning – even on fire! Has anyone had trouble with rashes? Anyone else have a problem with this? “How to Get a Good Night’s Rest” https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/sleep-ra-get-good-nights-rest/ as well as “6 tips for better sleep” https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/6-tips-managing-sleep/. In some cases, the first symptom of RA is unusual … Once, the pain was so bad it felt as if I’d been impaled. I am a Christian and love Jesus with all my heart but I don’t know how to pray about this. QUESTION to your surgeon.. The saving grace is that I do not have to use the wheel chair. This disease has strange effects that we don’t understand for many years… if ever. the stores are mobbed and I cannot do all the walking that shopping requires and then stand in line forever and then have to walk to the back of the lot to load up and then come home and unload. Also with this – unsteady on my feet, foot pain, easily sprained or strained joints, and pins & needles in my feet and hands. It can cause severe joint pain, swelling, stiffness, and an inability to function normally. I could see what this disease was doing to her and it upset me so much. Unusual? There is nothing mentioned in the above story that I dont have except the bug bites, I get chiblins which can look like a bug bite…There are times I get so depressed because of this sickness..It is what it is,I know others have it a lot worse , God gave me life because he knew I would wear it well…I relate..Hugs all. Ever since I was diagnosed with jra at the age of 12 I’ve always gotten a neon red splotchy skin rash mainly on my upper back shoulders chest arms scalp and face. I have a non-itchy one right above the knee and the first was also there and the back of my forearms! 🔥+ unusual symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis 22 Nov 2020 You have a high fever, belly pain and achy joints. If RA is left untreated, the joints, cartilage, and bones in affected areas can become damaged. Thank you for opening up and sharing your story with us. It feels at times like my fingers are going to fall off my bones. sorry now I am on my bandwagon. Recently my neck is making very loud popping/grinding noises when I turn my head. Could this be RA affecting my neck? It can be quite serious if the spinal cord becomes compressed. What are the early signs of this condition? Benign positional vertigo. When accompanied by other symptoms like joint pain and inflammation, a low-grade fever may be an early warning sign that you have RA. Another early sign of RA is joint stiffness. He got pissed on day when he got on the scale and was up 40 pounds from the meds and said screw it – flushed his meds – cold turkey on prednisone–yikes – he got a new pair of highly padded running shoes and started slowing running again and working with a personal trainer he knew in exchange for free golf lessons. Best, Kelly, Rheumatoidarthritis.net Team Member, Only thing missing is an overly productive cough. I have a big problem with severe gastric reflux when i take prednisone. Joints that look swollen in the hands and feet is a typical sign of RA. These nodules are a visual characteristic that people often associate with the condition. They may be present at one time then absent at another, and how they progress is different for each person. Discuss this with your rheumatologist. I have nodules in every finger and big ones on my feet – they suck big time and hurt all the time. Fatigue and insomnia steal away what little energy I have. Thanks for listening. Wish they could help me more and find me the right answers. I never went back on those medications, and since my joints are happy, I just take ibuprofen if I need to. Also, my “methotrexate belly” has led to my being unable to digest green leafy veggies – they go through undigested, and cause cramping and diarrhea. I too worked in school system and loved my job. She was a school teacher but had to retire early because of pain and fatigue. Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. Because those conditions … Early symptoms include minor joint pain, stiffness, and fatigue, but these are often attributed to other, less … RA and Lung disease: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/medical-conditions-occurring-along-with-ra/lung-diseases/ All I can say is “wow”, I read the long list and said to myself,” I suffer from almost all of these unusual symptoms”. I am so sorry to hear about everything you have been dealing with over the past several years. Abbyjude2002, Although the cough is annoying, it is the deepening and the hoarseness in my voice I can’t stand. The early warning signs of RA include: Before experiencing any other symptoms, a person with RA may feel extremely tired and lack energy. How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the ankles? unusual symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis 🔥+ unusual symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis 13 Dec 2020 Gonococcal arthritis may occur in female adolescents, may involve more than one joint, and the … 1cud8qg, Most people with rheumatoid arthritis will tell you that some time passed before they were given a definitive diagnosis. I don’t want to alarm you and am only mentioning this because if I had dealt with the problem when it started, I wouldn’t have a condition which is irreversible and that can be fatal. As this article from our editorial team notes, “getting a defintive diagnosis can be a frustrating process: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/getting-definitive-diagnosis-can-frustrating-process/. Good luck. Sore throat that comes and goes. What … We wish you all the best and please come back anytime for support and information. 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