I'm Mike. Diagnosed with early rheumatoid arthritis last week after an amazingly short three months after the initial onset of major symptoms. Anti CCP test was the one that gave it away.
Over the last few weeks I've read many posts, replies and advice given here and would like to say thanks as it has made me more aware of what to expect in the future. My consultant has deferred starting Methotrexate until after my holidays so it's time for one big blowout before settling down to a reduced pop intake. Yes, I was among the many looking for the MTX/alcohol advice.
I hope that in future I can help where possible.