Just wanted to say hello. I found this site today and have browsed the forums and I know I will find lots of advice and support here. I hope in time I will be able to offer the same to future Newbies.
Recently diagnosed with early RA and have been fortunate to get an appointment with a very experienced rheumatologist within a short time of being referred by my GP.
Taking MTX, Hydroxychloroquine and Dicloflex for 5 weeks now and they seem to be helping, though I did have a steroid jab at the beginning which may be what is working for now while the drugs get a chance to kick in. Last blood tests show the ESR, ALT and CRP numbers have improved already and I am not having any side effects from the meds.
Vit D level was low and I was told this could make the pain worse and is also very common. I did not come across this when browsing today so just thought I would mention it in case others here are like me and did not know about this?
Best wishes to all