Hello.....new, recently diagnosed with RA. I'm 24.
Hi everyone, i was diagnosed with RA last fri... MRI came back with inflammation but no joint damage... my rheumy said i'm lucky that I got diagnosed so early (i only have stiffness in hands, randomly sometimes in feet, but no pain, just a bit uncomfortable) Had one bad flare where my hands locked and couldn't walk without hobbling one morning, but otherwise just stiffness. But i dont feel lucky. Everything i read people are in pain, so i'm panicking and worrying beyond belief. I'm being put on sulfasalzine...and im so scared about taking it. i'm just so stressed and upset, confused. wondering if it will get worse. I want a career and I'm nowhere near it yet, I'm so young. I'm sorry i'm rambling. I don't know anyone with this, my family don't have it. No one really understands. Sorry, don't really know what to say. I'm just so worried and feel alone.