Hi, I've been searching sites & trying to read up on RA as much as I can to know what I'm in for. I found out this last October that the symptoms I've complained to my general Doctor for a couple of years is RA. I was tested for it once but it came back negative. Even when I finally asked her to refer me to a rheumatologist she told me she doubted I had it. An MRI showed I had it in the joints of my toes. Since then it seems to have spread to other joint quite rapidly. I'm on methotrexate & leflunomide & take prednisone a lot with flares. I haven't found a lot of relief. Some but not what I expected. I'm so tired of hurting. I wake up every morning thinking maybe this will be the day I won't have pain somewhere. It hasn't happened yet. I can't imagine what some of you go through having it as long as you've had. I'm tired of it & its only been about 7 months. Thanks for listening to me rant. Blessings to you all.