Hi - I was diagnosed with RA 3 years ago, I have it in my back, ankles but the worst is in my right hand which I can hardly use. I have to type with my left hand so it takes me a while to get a message on. I am so glad to have found this site and share my problems with people who are going through the same.
After a couple of months of it not being too bad, since this cold weather has hit us I have been in agony, especially with my hand.
Iam under the specialist at the hospital who wanted to put me on Methatrexate but I have heard some horrendous things about it from people who have taken it and declined it, but I am in so much pain at the moment wondering if I made the right decision. Can anybody tell me of something that doesn't seem as drastic as Methatrexate.