I have had R.A.for over 3years and it is getting progressively worse. I can't sleep for pain and getting up in morning it is at its worst ,mainly in my shoulders,arms, wrists and hands. M,y legs feel weak all the time which impairs my mobility and my breathing is poor and have to rest several times when doing household chores. I am constantly on a fairly high does of steroids which has made the skin on my forearms very thin so that the slightest rub on them brings up blood marks which take weeks to go I am constantly covered in these and they look very unsightly. It would be comforting to know if other members are suffering with the same things and can give some helpful advice.