I am a long time reader but first time poster on this forum.
Around 3 years ago I was a fit and well lady who went on hiking holidays and worked full time. Suddenly I started suffering with swollen hands, pains in my hip joints and general muscle pains.
After having been through a battery of tests for numerous 'scary' sounding conditions I was finally diagnosed with RA. My meds do help dull the pain and I have my up and down days/weeks. Sometimes I do wonder if this will ever end!
But, I think I have started to come to terms with my foe RA and I am trying to find ways to not let it stop me living my life. So here I am joining in this community to learn and share with you all