Just wondering what was the process for some of you when you first found out you had RA. I am from Canada and waited July 4th that I possibly have RA based on X-rays and blood work. Just saw the specialist August 14th. He wants to rule out any other possibilities so he has ordered more blood work but said he strongly feels 98% that I have RA based on my first test results and by looking at my swollen feet and things I shared with him. I left disappointed for I am in a lot of pain and I want to get this under control for it keeps me awake at night sometimes for the pain is so bad. He prescribed me Celebrex and vitamin D and wants to see if that helps at all. I will be seeing him again in 4 weeks to discuss the results of my 2nd set of blood work. I just feel like he deals with this everyday and does not relate to the pain of this and how most people just want to be pain free as quick as possible not have to wait even longer. so my question is this, did all of you have to go through the same some what long process before your meds were started and felt some type of relief. I know we are all individuals and have different severities of this however I was told my levels were very high and needed to be seen quickly and put on meds yet I feel like I just want my normally quality of life back. Thanks in advance to anyone who is willing to share their process.