Hi C.! It's been a long time now, but a month after I had my last child, I was diagnosed w/RA. They couldn't id it at first thru blood panels. I had to go in the hospital for a week & do alot of different tests. Finally they said I had severe migratory RA. It'd go from joint to joint till I could no longer move a thing! They tried me on all kinds of different drug combos till they hit on one that worked pretty well (back in those days). What you have sounds like it might not be the same. So, what I would STRONGLY advise is to keep letting a rheumatologist test you, till they get to the bottom of this! No matter what it is, DIET is key! My body gives me INSTANT feedback when I'm not eating properly! Beef, soft drinks, sugar, alcohol, or any processed food makes me feel so incredibly crummy that, again, I can hardly move, even on all the latest, greatest drugs! If I eat bread & cereal that has no less than 3 grams of fiber, iced-tea w/Splenda, fresh fruits & veggies, brown rice, salads, etc, I feel pretty good. Anyway, I don't want to scare ya, but just let them test the heck outta you! They'll eventually get it right. Don't give up. Switch drs, if you have to, till you get some relief! Hang in there & take care! S..