Just introducing myself. I have been diagnosed with RA in April this year.
I was very ill back in Jan and Feb, didn’t know what was wrong with me.
My doctor referred me to the Rheumatologist and after a 2 months wait I was seen by a consultant.
After blood tests, x rays, physical examination and a chat I was put on steroids, methotraxate and sulazine.
I don’t recognise myself anymore. How can anyone go from being happy, proactive, engaging, career orientated to being tearful, stressed, moody, in pain all the time, with no interests in anything anymore. All this in the space of 8 months!
I can not accept it and don’t want to have arthritis. Please someone tell me positive experiences, have you managed to reverse your situation? Will it go away? Please, I would love to be my normal self again. :-)