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. Also with this – unsteady on my feet, foot pain, easily sprained or strained joints, and pins & needles in my feet and hands. They may also feel depressed. I get ocular migraines and have had a blood clot in my eye. The typical case of rheumatoid arthritis begins insidiously, with the slow development of signs and symptoms over weeks to months. Benign positional vertigo. I was exhausted. I am currently being worked up for gastrointestinal issues and found cysts on my spleen and pancreas. Share on Pinterest. My eyes and head are still in excruciating pain and they aren’t conected to one another and migrain medication or 800 my of ibuprofen aren’t my head pain. Celebrex had been so effective in keeping me on the job. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, another debilitating disease that produces similar symptoms, is also common in patients with Psoriatic Arthritis. so annoying. I hate this because he is trying to be so comforting and sweet. Additionally, I thought this artcile “A Hoarse of a Different Color” would be helpful: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/a-hoarse-of-a-different-color/. In addition to getting some community feedback, I thought these articles would be helpful: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/ra-can-be-a-real-headache-literally/ I also have a lot of the “unusual and frustrating” symptoms described. If your headaches interfere with your … Little white spots where the pigment is gone. Appointment with ENT specialist, he said it was all being caused by. Has anyone had trouble with rashes? I went to my dentist, who sent me to a specialist in root canals. They know something’s wrong and hate it for me. Without it I can hardly walk across the room. Sometimes I wonder if I would be better off ditching the drugs and taking a chance! I have a non-itchy one right above the knee and the first was also there and the back of my forearms! Finally it was so agonising that I almost stopped eating. 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, … Let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. Theyre not open, but a knot sits directly in the middle and is slightly elevated. This article explores the early signs and symptoms of RA, its risk factors, and when to see a doctor. Non-joint symptoms General, nonjoint symptoms such as fatigue, low-grade fever, and loss of appetite are early symptoms of RA. I fall or stumble very easily. If RA is left untreated, the joints, cartilage, and bones in affected areas can become damaged. However, there are some factors that researchers know to increase the risk of being affected by the condition: There are also some factors that researchers have found to decrease the risk of RA. Living with these symptoms every day can be quite frustrating. It is in my report from the surgery.” In addition to the feedback you may get from the RA community, I found some articles that specifically address some of your symptoms: Similar to the format of the above article, here is another with tips from the community on how to deal with stiffness in the morning: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/stiffness-in-the-mornings/. have a very high pain day and he just doesn’t get it. Joint tenderness that affects the hands and feet is a typical early sign of RA. Im so thankful for finding this website. I just got dgiagnosed and have had RA since 2009. The first time it happened was several years and my old rheumy we’ll call Dr. Rude, had no answers… Of course I researched and found out about the cricoarytenoid! My husband and I had only been married 6 years and during that time I felt great!! Usually I just ignore it or just ask him to rub in a different place. This article looks in more detail at the diagnostic process: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/diagnosis/. so many things on this list apply that is is scary somedays. I had both of my knees replaced in the last two years, but this is something new! So perhaps it might be a good idea to mention it to your GP, so that you don’t end up like me. Good news - you're already subscribed! Ugh! 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. Keeping busy and active is the way to go for me. I have all 10 RA symptoms, have rhume, but these knots are new. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. I’ve always enjoyed keeping our home clean and loved cooking. I was Diagnosed 3yrs ago telling me i have a Autoimmune Disease called Sjogrene Syndrome with secondary RA. A mildly elevated temperature is not unusual in a person with active inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis. Unusual? What are the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis? 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. This article looks at finding excellent doctors: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/finding-excellent-doctors/. However, … I make myself move through the pain because I do not want to become a hermit and dissappear from this crap, This is me.. I too tried many biologics. As the disease progresses, damage to the joints can affect ligaments and tendons, making it hard to bend and straighten them. The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) typically affect the hands, wrists, and feet. they just won’t heal and when they finally let up there is still a lump under my skin and a lovely scar. 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. 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. It is common for people affected by RA to experience symptoms in the same joints on both sides of the body. Just need someone to listen that may feel the same. All my doctors work for the same hospital system I worked at, so in June “11they had a powwow with my rheumatologist, and we decided I would stay off the enbrel, MTX and prednisone and see what happened. 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 now take Nexium tablets twice per day and it is mostly under control. palpatations, dry cough-among other odd aches, pains & rashes. I’m running out of ideas…, Thanks for commenting “RHPass”. 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. Jillian (Rheumatoidarthritis.net Team). Let us know at contact@RheumatoidArthritis.net. I am having a terrible time with balance issues and getting myself moving I can walk easily if I use a walker, and I even can walk a mile. Thanks so much for your comment, we are glad you are here. Good luck. Still haven’t figured out why I had those symptoms that day and why I’m still having them on and off. wow can so relate- I suffer from easily 75% of the things you listed here. 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! Has anyone else had anything like this happen? it breaks my heart because it was my passion in life. seeing a cardiologist and a pulmonary doc. Need help? However, I don’t let that stop me, I am an author, a grazier and an artist. the inflammation caused it – at the time my sed rate was close to 70 and pain was daily about a 9 I had nodules in my lungs that eventually went away. Please reach out anytime, we are happy you are part of the community. We asked our Facebook Community to tell us what their most unusual or frustrating symptoms are, and here’s what they had to say! So until I see the neurologist and since that day three weeks ago I have not had my next dosage of humira instructed by my rheumatologist he’s doig process of elimination. Once, the pain was so bad it felt as if I’d been impaled. While sleep and RA are a common question, some community members find these 2 articles hepful. Sometimes only one leg, but lots of times it’s both! Log in or create an account. Isn’t it wonderful to know we aren’t alone. This information is not designed to replace a physician’s independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. It worked for him mostly – he eats too many aleve and coated aspirin when flaring. What Joints Does RA Affect? When accompanied by other symptoms like joint pain and inflammation, a low-grade fever may be an early warning sign that you have RA. It has given me more relief than I can possibly convey. In addition to the stiffness that affects specific joints, a general feeling of stiffness in the body may be an early sign of RA. Some days it is very difficult to even walk. rather then tell you after the fact so they have to go back in. I’ve had three epidural injections and wonder if I’ll need surgery someday. Please be sure to speak with your doctor about any new, changing or concerning symptoms, if you haven’t already. There are also a lot of other symptoms we experience that aren’t discussed as often, yet their impact can be significant. I am always relieved to know I am not alone in my crazy weird symptoms! I hope that others here chime in to share with you their experiences. That is, when I am about to have a flare, my core temperature drops a lot. Use of the site is conditional upon your acceptance of our terms of use. 🔥+ unusual symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis 22 Nov 2020 You have a high fever, belly pain and achy joints. if you elevate your upper body a bit it will help a lot – I slept in a chair for a year when I was really bad – it helped with the gerd and pain actually because I could not roll over on my hands, wrists etc – gerd will mess you up if not taken care of so tell your family doc or rheumy – if not get over the counter nexium or previcid. 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. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net team). In the hands, the joint in the middle and at the base of the fingers may feel tender when pressed or during movement. An error occurred. I have a lot of these symptoms and feel so poorly to. It didn’t concern me too much. I imagine it could be, though additional things may be at play. Hi megan I feel for you and know exactly what you are going threw.most of my symptoms are the same. Joint swelling tends to be more apparent as RA progresses, but subtle swelling may be an early sign. And I’m a Below the knee amputees on my left leg. We are sorry to hear you aren’t feeling great and experiencing new symptoms. What do the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis look like? mostly affects his hands and feet when flaring. Virtual hugs, I have had chronic pain in my neck (cervical spine) for a number of years. It doesn’t happen very often. Can’t use Enbrel because of my lungs. By the end of Feb. You may always comment below the artcile like you did here, so the author can see your comments and possibly offer some support. What about you? I can do very little housework so my husband had someone to come once every 2 weeks to clean our house. A third early warning sign of RA is unexplained weight loss, which is possibly an indirect effect of inflammation. I am also suffering and feel like I’m dying some days I only got diagnosed nearly a year ago. Remember that no one will look out for you like you. https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/creepy-creaking-neck/. 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. me too Julie – two years ago inflammation caused 3 back to back heart attacks. 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. All rights reserved. As for odd symptoms, I would have to say the “lump” I get in my throat. You are certainly not alone in the RA symptoms you described. I have had major flares going on and that lump sensation took forever to go away! I tried to explain to my dr that it feels like someone has thumped me in the throat. How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the ankles? Best Wishes, Keep strong and stay positive. When a person’s immune system is healthy, it helps to fight infection. I tried and ended up crippled because with fake hips and needs that are a mess running and endorphins are not happening LOL everyone is different. All rights reserved. Probably starting with your current doctor and possibly other specialists. 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. I wanted to share with you some more information on 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 . A doctor can help to diagnose the condition and recommend appropriate treatment. The most common affected areas on … I don’t know why I feel like a failure if I have to use a walker. Because those conditions … 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. Sometimes when I walk from one room to another I am totally exhausted. But laxatives, even in small doses, cause cramping and diarrhea. 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. I had all the symptoms… Besides being in a flare, I had all the symptoms right down to the lump sensation and no voice!! QUESTION to your surgeon.. I have always had trouble falling asleep Its really bad now. Thanks for writing 5244seth. 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 like his caring, and dislike telling him that it hurts. Fatigue and insomnia steal away what little energy I have. 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.. RA usually starts in your hands. I still have to drink some hot tea when I wake up to help me cough up whatever crud accumulates in my throat at night. Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may include: 1. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)—a disorder that inflames the joints and can lead to significant discomfort—often develop slowly. I stopped doing flu shots against my doctors orders 3 years ago and been healthy that way since– no big sicknesses – I still feel they are a ploy for the pharma companies to make money just like I feel there is a hidden cure for cancer that is not come in out because look at all the money lost if there is a cure. So when possible I try to sleep till it passes so I don’t panic. It can come on slowly but may last for several days. Even if their doctor suspected rheumatoid arthritis early on, there is no single test or piece of evidence that confirms the diagnosis. Anyone else have a problem with this? Pain, redness, warmth and stiffness in the wrist can all be signs that rheumatoid arthritis is present. See a pulmonologist ASAP. How long has anyone stayed with a Dr before you decide to move on? 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. this condition is usually fatal. If left untreated, RA can damage the joints, the surrounding cartilage, and the nearby bones, leading to joint deformities. 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. he lost the weight and looks amazing and most of the time feels well. I have so many of these same symptoms. Dr. Rude looked at me like I was crazy and brushed me aside?! You may be interested in our sister-site http://www.irritablebowelsyndrome.net. Currently, there is no cure for RA, but proper treatment and moderate exercise may help reduce flares. I have trouble with a dry night cough also. However, a true fever (temperature is above 100.4 F or 38 C) is not expected … The pain never stops. It can be quite serious if the spinal cord becomes compressed. Mary Sophia, Has your dr. When I found a new rheumy and discussed it like it should have been the first time and it only happened a couple of times. It then hurts to swallow. They may be present at one time then absent at another, and how they progress is different for each person. One hr I’m not to bad then the nx hr I can be so poorly again. Of course there is the usual joint destruction, dry eyes and exhaustion, to add to the misery. There’s more new and weord symptoms everyday but Im going to the neurologist upon my rheumatologist request. Due to stress, constant motion, so many things i can look back and see the markers. And even though I take all this medicine I’m still in pain and tired every day. I have a bunch of the symptoms you described. I too hate the disease. Early symptoms include minor joint pain, stiffness, and fatigue, but these are often attributed to other, less … I also have a couple big ones on my back which hurt from time to time. 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. Since being diagnosed, I’ve also been diagnosed with Glaucoma, Eczema and increased incidences of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 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. 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. Often the patient first notices stiffness in one or more joints, usually accompanied by pain on movement and by tenderness in the joint. I’m a 43 nonsmoker who half the time sounds like a 73 heavy smoker. We live at the coast and enjoyed fishing together and I loved looking for shells. I just didn’t know. This disease has strange effects that we don’t understand for many years… if ever. I knew then I was done with him! It just started about 2 months ago! Joint stiffness that is usually worse in the mornings and after inactivity 3. 1cud8qg, Rheumatoid arthritis is a disorder where a person’s immune system attacks their joints, causing them to become inflamed. been fighting RA and fibro going on 8 years and thyroid issues for over 30 – hang in there. Wish they could help me more and find me the right answers. Drive around till a handicap spot opens up. It’s rare, but RA can cause inflammation in the white part of your eye, called the … © 2013–20 Health Union, LLC. Reidette, I wish I could go play golf. Wider vessels allow more blood to flow into this area, giving the skin a red appearance. Does anyone else out there get leg spasms? The early warning signs of RA include: Before experiencing any other symptoms, a person with RA may feel extremely tired and lack energy. I too worked in school system and loved my job. Its a trial an error trying to find the right medication that works. I got very nauseous with sulfasalizine so I asked my Dr if they made it enteric coated? Stiffness may occur in one or two small joints, often in the fingers. Not up around my tonsils but down lower in my throat. 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 also have psoriasis and fibromyalgia, forgetfulness, dry eyes and depression. I frequently have trouble swallowing…I can’t drink any kind of alcohol anymore, it makes it so much worse. I try to explain them to my rheumatologist and she just looks at me. I am so sorry to hear about everything you have been dealing with over the past several years. I drink the correct amount of water daily eat good food and exercise. Most people with rheumatoid arthritis will tell you that some time passed before they were given a definitive diagnosis. But….I am thankful every single day for my mobility and my excellent team of physicians. Early diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis reduce the likelihood of experiencing complications from the condition. Almost every night before I can get to sleep! Almost all Rheumatoid Arthritis patients report long-lasting fatigue, described as "severe weariness and dramatic or overwhelming exhaustion attributed to inflammation." I am using Lidocane patches for my hands. That is great that you have been approved for SSDI. the results were not good. If you feel you are not getting the care you need you are always entitled to a second opinion. Inflammation associated with RA may cause people to feel unwell and feverish. Well, how about “nodules” in your tendons and muscles? The pain did not go away after the root canal, but was still in the same tooth. So the last 6 times they’ve twsted me for it it’s come back negative so they took it out of my diagnosis completely . I followed up that appt with the neurosurgeon, and mentioned this to my (most excellent) neurosurgeon who did my back surgery in February and he said, “You know, I did see nodules in both your muscles and tendons when I was working inside your back, which did not show on the MRIs or Xrays. unusual symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis 🔥+ unusual symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis 09 Dec 2020 Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that involves both the underlying tissue and the underlying … 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. As I am sure you are well aware, RA is associated with numerous comorbidities and complications affecting a wide range of organs. I have a big problem with severe gastric reflux when i take prednisone. maybe try a different med. I try to keep neck pain at bay with exercises I’ve learned at physical therapy and pain meds; it usually helps to do all I can to stop the pain before it becomes entrenched. It helps reading other’s posts. Your symptoms sound like you are on Methtrexate. Here is an article that discusses the sleep problem & has some tips at the end for a better nights rest. hard to take these meds and be a nurse. Could this be RA affecting my neck? My sinus bother me so much more than they use to, and my shoulder blades are in constant pain. use a cpac now for apnea – aparently i stop breathing 10-15 times an hour – I was 65 pounds overweight from steroids. Jillian (RA.net Team). Best Wishes, And not only do i have it in my hands & fingerz i also have RA in my Toes. we have no immune systems – I am a germaphobe these days and avoid tight spaces and large crowds – carry hand sanitizer everywhere because I like to hug and shake hands with people I see in church but if not careful I will get sick. I think that has been harder for me than anything. Then all of a sudden I started having symptoms of RA. My dr just looked at me like I was crazy and said he didn’t know…he’d never been thumped or hit in the throat. Thanks so much for your comment. I had the same symptoms for a couple of years and ignored them. Hi! RA and fatigue & anemia: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/symptoms/joints-pain/, Though I know how difficult it can be to give up a job, and one you love at that, I am glad to hear that you “look more relaxed and healthy” that you have in a while. I have opioid-induced constipation because of the hydrocodone I take. At first glance, it might seem like gout and rheumatoid arthritis … What … I loved the babies, but also loved the fact that it did not involve a lot of heavy lifting, and since it was a smaller hospital and I worked nights, there was a lot of rocking chair time so I wasn’t always on my feet. Have you had a specialist evaluate your swallow? This can be an early sign of RA. Freaky, unusual symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. 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. Sometimes steroids injections help if they get inflamed and really hurt. I was so afraid. Abbyjude2002, When rheumatoid arthritis first starts, symptoms often affect the smaller joints, like the joints in your hands and feet. It concerns me when I see people writing about shortness of breath and fatigue along with chest pain. sorry just venting. I get a Symponi Aria infusion every 8 weeks, give myself an injection of methotrexate once a week. I could see what this disease was doing to her and it upset me so much. Joint pain in the fingers, wrists, and feet is a sign of RA. Lauren (Community Manager RheumatoidArthritis.net). Thanks to a clinical trial for the PAH I have found a med that has quelled my joint inflammation and allows me to walk and use my hands. Yesterday I sat up quickly to get out of bed and immediately the room was spinning and I fell back onto the bed hard.So all day yesterday and today when I turn my head to either side I experience the same thing–everything is spinning.I also feel unsteady on my feet , have a dull headache at the base of my skull and and am a little nauseated. I’m 62 and was dx with RA 16 yrs ago. The unusual and the frustrating is my usual. If he saw them while he was in there why didn’t he try to remove them then?? It may precede any noticeable effects on the joints. These symptoms are caused by inflammation in the joints that can cause nerve compression, resulting in loss of sensation. Well, fast forward to a month ago and for the first time in years it was back! I have the crippling now.. It goes away and comes back a day after Humira! 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