New rheumatoid diagnosis

Neugle Member Posts: 6
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:07 in Living with arthritis

Hello, I am newly diagnosed this week with RA and start methotrexate on Friday. I woke up 5 weeks ago with a hand that wouldn't work and that was it - at first it was thought to be tendonitis but blood tests and a very helpful rheumatologist soon showed what it was. I'm struggling a bit; although I know the meds will help, it is all a bit new and uncertain. Glad to find this community :-)