Is it normal to feel so unwell with RA? I mean, not just in pain, but just generally unwell? I had a normal cold last week, and then randomly at the weekend I was so freezing in my flat that everything seems to have flared up. I had to take the day off work yesterday as I felt so rubbish, I'm back today but I'm in so much pain, I've lost my appetite, and I feel tired and have a headache (even though I've taken painkillers). I am so sick of going to bed early and doing all the right things to make myself feel better and then STILL feeling rubbish! I started on hydroxy about 4 weeks ago but at the moment am still in agony. Hellllllp!