So am 31 and was diagnosed as having RA about 2 months ago. Am seropositive and anti CCP positive. Was having a really bad time and was having time off work cause some days struggled to even pick up a glass and my knees, feet and ankles were so painful couldn't walk far. Then started attacking shoulders, neck and back I was a bit of a mess tbh and was so frustrated as hate things getting better of me. So as soon as I got diagnosis made me feel better that I wasn't just some odd person with achy body lol. From the off apart from when pain so bad and had a bit of a cry and was annoyed I was actually quite positive. My mum actually took it worse than I did! My thoughts were I've got it, there's no cure rather than feel sad embrace it and start fighting it head on but doing what I can. I've started walking for an hour everyday after work with my dog. Even when I'm wincing and on verge of tears I'll hobble along. Changed diet completely not eating junk, eating red and black fruits galore and drinking pomegranate juice. Started my cocktail of medication 8 weeks ago. Now although still get pain aches and stiffness it's bearable rather than crippling. I even have been doing gardening yesterday and today and last time did that couldn't even pick up a cup or hardly walk. Even tiredness that finding most difficult I push myself cause I won't give in and I'm stubborn lol! I know that some of the people have irreversible damage and is suffering 24/7 so this probably wouldn't be of any use, but for the newly diagnosed or ones still in early stages just wanted to let you know there is hope. Staying positive I think is key as helps psychologically and don't let it get the better of you! Live every day to the full and figure out your limits and walk and keep healthy! If I can help just one person me sharing this than I would be ecstatic. Stay well all!!