Hi everyone, can someone advise me plz? My RA has got steadily worse over the last few weeks or so, particularly since my flu jab..The pain has traveled from my lower back to the tops of my legs, it's so painful trying to stand and walk...also, horrors of horrors, both my knees have started playing up, does this mean the RA has gone into my knees as well? my legs have started swelling more and more, at their worse they look like elephant legs ! When I went to my GP, all she said was its an age thing, caused by excessive fluid and do i want stronger water pills !!! nooooooooooooo I dont....I want the swelling and pain to be sorted out and not just be put down to age and fluid...should i ask to see a specialist, is it worth the trip, or should i just put up with it ?