I've just been diagnosed and thought I was handling it ok but I'm now starting to struggle. Had my first hospital appointment 3 weeks ago, steroid injection, meloxicam for 2 weeks and next appointment in 7 months time! Have had no relief, not getting much sleep as the pain is so bad so have managed to arrange an emergency appointment in two weeks time. Feeling pretty miserable at the mo and finding work very difficult. Any tips for pain relief and coping generally would be much appreciated. My dad is a great help as he has RA so understands but I feel that I'm making him worry about me when he should be taking care of himself!