How long did it take you to get a diagnosis for RA? Back in the 90s, I experienced 3 bad bouts of Iritis. After many tests, it was found that I have the genetic marker for RA and was told I would need to monitor for it. Three years ago, I had a rampant infection for an improperly diagnosed situation running through my system for six months. After that infection, I began experiencing joint pains all through my body. I tested for RA and was told I didn't have it. Now have have no cartilage in the arch joints of both feet, the joints of both thumbs are deteriorating, another finger is triggering, and at various times, my wrist and elbows will become swollen and sore. I've been experiencing extreme fatigue, anemia and flu-like symtpoms for about a year now. I'm going to be tested again for RA...but I have to tell you, I'm getting very depressed and feeling hopeless of ever getting my doctors to connect all the dots and help me with this.
How long did it take you to get a diagnosis?