Hi all so I went to see the consultant she seemed very knowledgeable. I definitely have RA (despite all my efforts to convince myself otherwise) so we have started on steroids that I will take for three months. In a week, after they have had my chest x rays and blood test back. I will start methotrexate with folic acid. A month after that I will also start taking sulfasalzine aswell. Weekly blood tests for 2 months then 2 weekly then 4 weekly for life. I started the steroids and the next day managed to dress my self without help. I have a long way to go. But feel happier a plan is in place. I have a long way to go but it's a start.