just finally plucked up the courage to join although I have been reading posts for a few weeks now.
I was diagnosed with RA just over a year ago. it all started with pain in my right ankle leading to me not being able to move without severe pain as it progressed to my knees hands and shoulders. gp ran lots of tests over period of 3 months also visited a&e sent me home diagnosing sprained ankle. Anyway daughter took me to private consultant and finally diagnosed with RA. I cried both with relief and fear. I then had a diagnoses but also I had never heard of this illness. I now have a fantastic Rheumy consultant and Rheumy nurse. I found this site by accident and im so glad I did. unbeknown to you all you have helped me through some dark times. thank you all . talk soon