Just to introduce myself, I am Anne and live in Berkshire. I was 50 in November and since then its all gone wrong!!!
I saw a specialist on Weds this week, and he confirmed I have RA. He mentioned Methotrexate and I would try that, all seemed good to me. Had a steroid injection that day, Chest x ray and Blood tests.
All done very well and quickly.
I left with the leaflets and read them when I got home and also looked a little at Arthritis groups and pages for info.
I do feel a little over whelmed at the thought of starting this medication now. I am planning on speaking to a nurse on the helpline number tomorrow just to chat about it really.
My symptoms only came on recently and I have swollen fingers which are painful and some I cannot bend, and my shoulder. I know it is likely to get worse without medication. I saw my mum suffer very badly from Arthritis, with 1 hip replacement, 2 shoulders, and 2 knees! Sadly she passed away a few years ago.
Anyway, hope to learn lots on here and thanks for reading.