I have only been diagnosed for a couple of months, my blood results suggest the meds are not working yet but although I'm hindered by swollen hands, wrists, shoulders mainly; I think I'm lucky not yet to suffer from fatigue or side effects but I do understand RA being un-predictable.
The worst for me was (still is) coming to terms with it all.
Also, I have read somewhere the first couple of years is when the most damage can be done, Would you agree?.... although I've just been diagnosed the first signs started 16 months ago, with the first flare in Jan this year; again, I'm lucky not to have any permanant damage yet.
I understand if I do too much I will get tired but if I walk too far (I used to walk for miles and miss it) and there is little discomfort in my feet to start with, could I cause my feet to get inflamed? I did ask nurse but she said if they are inflamed then rest but I feel lucky not to be effected in my feet at the moment and I don't want to 'bring it on'
This Question section is a fantastic idea!
Many thanks for any replies