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Diagnosed later in age

Once I hit 50 my body revolted PsA, seronegative RA, Fibromyalgia along with hypothyroidism, peripheral neuropathy. I thought I had seen an article, story or a post from someone about being diagnosed later in life and how being older affects and increases the involvement of joints, swelling and the possibility of other problems. Do you have anything like that??

  1. I have had sero-negative RA for over 30 years now and I am certainly heading towards that quinquagenarian era. (SAT word for the day used!) I got it as a kid so I built it into my daily life and just accepted it as such. Getting it as an adult, especially later in life, must make it much more difficult to integrate into your existing routine. Besides the age of diagnosis, though, I have experienced very similar symptoms to yours. Feel free to ask anything and remember - you're not alone. Keep on keepin' on, DPM

    1. Hi, ! I am not sure if this the article you were thinking of -- https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/why-being-older-can-complicate-treatment? It's not exactly what you were talking about, but it does discuss the challenges with treating RA in older individuals. You can let me know if I missed the mark and I can do some more digging. Best, Erin, RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member.

      1. thank you for sharing that link as I'm in my 60s and have recently diagnosed with RA. I am so grateful to join the community to help me understand this disease by reading individuals past and present experiences. Thank you and God bless you Aloha 🙏

      2. I'm glad this information was helpful! I'm always happy to know when our community is helping people and I always say that our community would be what it is without community members like you. Best, Erin, RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member.

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