My GP suspects that I might have RA and I have my first appointment at the Hospital in two weeks time. I was perfectly OK up until just before Christmas except for painful knees if I sat for any length of time. I have some pain in my hands but finding it difficult to walk due to stiff knees.
can anybody tell me what sort of timeline there might be for treatment ie will it start straight away and how long will it take to kick in? I feel ok in myself though I have not been sleeping too well and sweat slightly at night. I have also noticed that my pulse rate is raised.
Any information as to what might happen at this first appointment would be appreciated. I am due to go on holiday two weeks later so am in a quandry as to whether to cancel or not. Have decided to wait until the appointment as not insured until it is diagnosed.
I am 67 and also have a lung disorder.