I have just got the results of my blood tests ands x-rays from the hospital, having just recently been diagnosed with RA, I am a 42yr old male.
It's good news and bad news. The good is that i have no damage whatsoever to any of my joints and my heart and lungs are fine. The not so good news is that the RA is fast developing and quite aggressive. Which is a shame, because i have been feeling really good these last few weeks . As a result of this, the Consultant wants to get me on a course of medication asap, he also gave me a cortisone injection whilst i was there. So now I'm waiting for a specialist to get in contact with me regarding medication. I can't believe how well I've been feeling lately though, I even played a football match last week and I felt really good. I do have acupuncture, herbal medicine and fish oil tablets that may be helping.