My name is Maritha, and I am new here. Just looking for some compassion I guess. Recently diagnosed with ra. Got the medicines, but haven't seemed to help much, but I admit the tramadol has helped make the days bearable. My problem is that everyone, even my husband thinks that I am making this out to be more than it is! Not true! This hurts! I get flares that knock me down for days. I am 57 too early for life to be this....limited!