Hello all. RA finally diagnosed for sure last week and have had 2 steroid jabs since then which have helped as I could barely walk before them and am now more flexible etc and sleeping better which is so helpful. Start methotrexate in 3 weeks to add to hydroxy I am already on. Bit nervous but to be honest have expected it so long that it's not a surprise. A lot to take in at the moment. Aiming to feel optimistic though about modern treatments being good, being Rh negative and anti CCP negative, and as I like to eat very healthily anyway I can adjust diet (if it helps) without much drama.
In the meantime we fly to Florida for a long planned holiday and I am looking for tips on keeping comfortable flying (especially managing stiffness and swelling on plane) and coping when we get there - we are planning to visit Disney, Universal, space centre etc but all this was booked before I had RA and I am worried about not being able to do as much as the kids want to. We have got special assistance from Virgin at the airport to get to gate etc and renting an electric scooter for me in US as can't walk for too long. Any other advice from those of you who are much more experienced at this than me? Is humid heat good for RA?
Thank you in advance