When my husband was diagnosed with RA that was it basically, try this medication and get blood tests every so often and see your consultant once or twice a year. I basically had to research everything my self. I was so scared at times! Why was he losing so much weight, bruises everywhere, infections, he has had a couple of lung issues in the past few years! Fatigue and brain fog so bad I actually accused him of taking drugs!! Nothing was mentioned about all the hidden crap about this illness. I admit at the start I just thought arthritis caused pain and misshapen joints. Apologies for me rambling on.