Hello ! I am a new member to the forum after doing a search on the net. I have been reading with great interest the many topics and find the site very informative as well as inspirational, what a great supportive forum.
I was referred to Rheumatology about a month ago and have just been diagnosed with RA. I have been experiencing pain for about two years, some periods worse than others. I have pain in my shoulder, both hands, knees and feet. The rheumatologist gave me a steroid depot last week however this does not appear to have worked as yet. I am awaiting the results from a chest xray before commencing methotrexate, although i am a little apprehensive after reading the possible side effects but will try anything to help control it and reduce the pain.
Anyway onwards an upwards