I am 31 yr male that is very active. I am the captian of my football team b-ball team and pretty much excersise 5- days a week. 3 months ago I started getting very red hands along with some aches. I went to the Dr. and no one could figure it out and they thought it was a sports injury. The pain started to go to my feet and elbows and I was in pain after sports at this point I went to many Dr finally one of them did a RF test that showed 48. This Dr. said that tis number is very high and has said it is RA 2 others think the same. porblem is I live in Canada and have to wait 3 months to see a Rhumatologist. I can't wait this long and I am thinking of going to the states and see one in around 3 weeks. This is going to cost alot but I have read if it is RA its good to treat it quickly. I have no swelling but I feel as thow my feet and hands are occaionally on fire. Also my hands and feet get very cold on occasion. I also know RA can effect your lungs and have noticed that I am a bit short of breath but this could be due to the meds causing indigiestion. I don't think this is Rhaunalds because they don't turn white. Dr. has given me a anti inflamtory until I have diagnoses. He actually told me it is OK to continue playing football but I think this is not a good idea due to the intensity level of the sport. I am having a very hard time and I am affraid of how RA will effect my life. I have read some stuff online on how RA can diblitate someone. I have decided its better to talk to individuals rather thand research online. I am lookin for some insight and if this is RA or soething else and should I see a Rhumatogist sooner than later even though there is lot of costs. Any advice will help.
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