I'm so grateful for early diagnosis and commencement of treatment. Two and a half years later after much reading/research and getting to know my body, losing weight and experimenting with diet plus lots of walking and swimming I am in a good place at the moment.
I just wanted to share my experience of vitamin D supplementation. Having read the importance of this vitamin to people with RA I got tested and found I was quite deficient. My GP does not believe that the science is conclusive enough to draw any conclusion as to the efficacy of supplementing the vitamin, but he relented and did prescribe. Just to add that I could buy over the counter but prefer all drugs and supplements to be under medical supervision.
I've recently returned from a holiday in 30 degree plus heat and for the first time in a long while did not suffer skin reaction (on Mtx) and was able to sunbathe (with factor 50). I understand that there has been research published recently about vitamin D as a treatment for sunburn and wondering about a connection.