Good day. I am new to the group. I am 42 and was diagnosed with acute inflammatory arthritis last year. I had steroid injection on middle finger and thumb joints when it got swollen. Aside from that I only feel slight joint pain, one time my knee got swollen but it was okay after few days. I had blood test 2x last April and July and my platelet count is high. I was prescribed with Sulfasalazine last year as well, but I was so scared to start on it when I read all the side effects and how possibly it can damage the liver and kidney. It seems like a chemotherapeutic drug. Anyone here managing arthritis with complementary treatment and just taking supplements? I want to stay away from drugs as much as possible. Thank you.