For the last couple of weeks I've had a really painful shoulder which seems to travel a long my collar bone. It's worse during the night, I can't sleep on it & in the mornings, I can't put my arm up, to brush my hair or shower etc. It eases off during the day, luckily it's my left shoulder. I've got a lot going on at the moment & think that the RA is being affected because of that,I've got a lot of pain in all my joints, the shoulders a first. Has anyone got this or had this? Is it RA? I can't take painkillers they play havoc with my stomach. I'm at loss to know what to do & is this it or will it go. This awful illness is a real pain in more ways than one.