Hello Newly diagnosed and confused

Mini03 Member Posts: 5
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:08 in Living with arthritis

Hi I have just been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 52 and struggling to come to terms with it. I have pain and stiffness in both hands, both shoulders - impingement in right shoulder, knees and ankles. Consultant wants me to start on steroids and methotrexate along with physiotherapy but worried about side effects and i previously had problems with liver function now settled. Any suggestions for alternative treatment ? Also any advice to help with sleeping, i sleep on right side which is worse and frequently wake up.

Many thanks