I was diagnosed with Ra 18 months ago on mexthorate12.5mg weekly folic acid 10mg and now reduced down to 1mg prednisolone per day. In the last week the area under my left breast/rib cage and partially over to my right ribs is so sore and burning. When i take sharp breaths or cough there is pain I am probably making it worse as I am constantly pressing the area to see if it is still sore to touch and boy it is. It makes wearing a bra so uncomfortable and working at a desk all day does me no favours. I am not sure if this is related to my RA or whether it is something new not seeing consultant for another 4 months and trying to get through to the rheumy nurse is a painful excercise...... not sure what to do or if there is any other medication I can take? really fed up everyday living is becoming so unbearable just need help!!!