Newly diagnosed with RA
Hi, I am a 68 years young semi-retired female, diagnosed last month with RA. It came completely out of the blue, quite a quick onset and high disease activity. In fact my GP was a bit slow to react as she, like me, thought it was just a touch of age-related osteoarthritis.
In the space of a few weeks I feel my life has turned upside-down and everything, starting with personal care, has become a challenge.
The rheumatology team have started me on methotrexate (10mg weekly) and so far I have taken 3 doses. I'm also taking prednisolone, started at 15 mg and now down to 5mg.
I feel quite isolated and am glad this online community is here for support.