Am I lucky or is this going to get worse?
joined the site last week having been newly diagnosed with RA and have been reading through a lot of the posts and info that is available.
I was seen by my GP when I was complaining of pain and stiffness in my hands first thing in the morning, had a blood test and the rest is history.
have had x1 injection of steroids (have emergency tablet back up if required), started methotrexate and folic acid and all seems to be going well thus far.
My diagnosis and treatment regime is very similar to lots of other newly diagnosed folk on here but my level of pain and immobility fades into complete insignificance compared to others, my heart genuinely goes out to you.
I consider myself to be a reasonably fit and active 55 year old man and I continue to walk my mad sprocker spaniel over 25 miles a week, my mindset is that I am going to carry on as per normal, until I can’t, hence my questioning the progression of the RA
My pain has been managed very well and I was seen very quickly, I totally appreciate that RA is a degenerative disease and affects different folk in different ways, but am I just lucky compared to others or should I be prepared for this to get a whole lot worse?
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