Hi ya, I was diagnosed with RA in May 2017 but on reflection I think I had RA earlier than that due to the aches and pains I been having. I am 50yrs
Looking back my parents had arthritis and my daughter has lupus, so from what I’m reading it’s genetic.
I am on Methotrexate and Hydroxychloroquine, I’m still learning about RA and learning to manage it. I am just getting over a flare up which left me very upset due to the impact it has on my joints and mobility.
I am quick an active person who likes exercising and often in the gym doing high impact classes but since being diagnosed I am unable to do these classes and now I can only do activities such as swimming and yoga which really upsets me and reduces me to tears. My goal is to learn about RA and how to manage it so I can return to the high impact classes (I hope).
At the moment I am having a lost of pains in my hips, lower back, ankles, knees shoulders and fingers especially my index fingers. I am feeling pain every where.
I am so glad to join you all so I can learn more about RA and share with you what I find works for me.
I get particularly frighten when I tell people I have RA, the look of horror on their faces worry me. From what I’m learning so far some people end up disabled. I’m frightened I don’t want to become disabled and living with pain for the rest of my life.
I am so emotional and short tempered since being diagnosed some days I surprise myself with how emotional and tearful I can be, I cry for almost everything and some I feel depressed.
I glad that I have found a group of ‘like minded’ people that I can talk with and share experiences, I have already began to learn about RA from ready your posts. Thank you
Well...that’s all about me speak to you all soon