I was diagnosed with RA 5 weeks ago rf negative but anti ccp positive at 471. I have been picked up early thanks to my knowledge as a physio and quick referral using my health insurance. My consultant is lovely but I still have so many questions. The steroid really helped my feet and hands although my 4th mcp (knuckle) has remained swollen and a little sore. I think as symptoms have just started to come back he will offer me another steroid as per the NICE guidelines. However can I be too good to have it? I understand it is needed to keep me in remission while the MTX kicks in, and I don't want to risk joint damage or a return of symptoms to before I was diagnosed but I can cope with the symptoms. It sounds like so many people have much more severe pain than me. It is certainly interesting being on the other side of the fence! I have so many questions and I am learning so much despite having treated people with RA before! Any thoughts great fully received. S
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