As you know I have been asking a few questions about RA and was not sure 100% if I had it but as of today it was confirmed. I received a call this morning to come in this afternoon to see the specialist . I was introduced to a new Doctor who will be now treating me for he only specializes in RA. He took the time to explain everything, very thorough and compassionate. He has now started me on Prednisone Methotrexate and Folic Acid . He told me if i did not feel a bit better by the end of next week to call him. He said that the Prednisone is a quick fix to settle the flare but he said because my levels are so high he may have to increase the doses. He also stated that he wants to start cortisone shots next month in my knees ..( i will think about that one ....little chicken of that ). Finally i can begin the long journey in life to fine some comfort and understand i will have good days and bad days. Most important looks like i have a good doctor who is there for me and to help me get on the right track. Thank you everyone who has helped me through my rants and ranges and question since joining this site. It really helped me get through the days of wondering if i had RA or was i going crazy. So lucky to have such a wonderful site and supportive people who understand what we are all going through so thanks again everyone, Amanda
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