Is it Osteoarthritis when the damage occurs?
What happens to cartilage? does that get worn away also?
I read somewhere that most RA patients experience their most aggressive stage for the first 2-3 years, then it will settle, has anyone heard this?
If you have permanent damage, did you experience this in the early stages of diagnosis?
On my first visit to the Consultant, he took x-rays of hands and feet, would he have told me if there was any damage to be seen? and do they only re-x-ray when they suspect damage? do thet ever re do x-rays to analyse the progression of your RA?
I hope I'm making sense