I was recently diagnosed with RA and started on Plaquenil and Prednisone. However, while I do seem to have some symptoms of RA, it doesn't seem like the typical presentation. I have little to no swelling, and my bloodwork came back normal in July (though according to GP it did show mildly positive RF). I do have a strong family history for RA (mom and sister). I have a dull ache or burning sensation in various joints (my shoulders, fingers, wrists, feet/toes, knees, neck and upper back. Its not always symmetrical. For example, right now, my left knee, shoulder, wrist, and fingers burn, but my right side feels pretty okay. The soreness comes and goes and moves around to different points. I feel a little stiff in the morning, but I'm able to get out of bed and move around, and once I'm up for a little it loosens up. I am always tired. Even if I sleep 8 hours at night, I still need an hour nap to get through the day. Do you think it could be something else? Or is it just in the beginning stages or an atypical presentation?
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