Hi, I am 36 years old and was just diagnosed with RA this past Friday. My Rheumatoid Factor test came back high (204) and CRP was quite elevated. The anti-ccp test came back normal, and I have had no erosion. I started with some foot pain about a year ago, my son was about 8 weeks old, I thought nothing of it, other than my hormones going back to normal. In June, i started having chapped lips, that woulsbt heal, but i was also under some stress with switching jobs, so again didn't think anything of it. In September my right wrist started to hurt, and the knuckle on my right middle finger swelled up. That's when I went to the doctor, and they started testing me. I was referred to a rheumatologist, who sat me down and told me I have RA, which is heart breaking. I haven't felt sick, I never had any type of fever, the swelling in my joints pretty much happen a couple at a time, never on the both sides of my body, and my stiffness in the morning, when I have it, goes away fairly quickly. I have completely changed my diet since September, eating anti inflammatory diet, which I have noticed less swelling everywhere since then. I just don't understand. And now I am terrified to take methotrexate. They are starting me with 15mg, and I am waiting for the pharmacy to deliver them. I have a 14 month old, so a quiet day is impossible to get, I am really hoping for the best, it's just so much to take in. Sorry for the long post, I have been trying to be strong for my family, and I feel like I am failing.