I've just been diagnosed with RA, which came as a massive shock because it started with a gym injury couple of months and I didn't know that's how it can start. Stupid immune system!
As I'm sure you all appreciate I am going through a bit of a bad time trying to come to terms with the diagnosis and how it will affect my life but trying to remain positive and not see it as the end of the world, although I do admit to frequent tears.
I'm lucky because at the moment my symptoms are not too unbearable and I am due to see my rheumatologist next week to decide which drugs to start with.
I've just spoken with a very helpful lady on the helpline who helped allay some of my fears that I have, mainly from googling about RA (not always a good idea), and she suggested I might like to join the forum, so here I am.
Hopefully joining the forum and being able to get first hand experiences and tips will help me through.