The more I learn about RA the more I wonder when it really started to affect me. I had a complete hysterectomy at age 41 and only did HRT for about a year and so blamed a lot of things on that. I also had a terrible time recovering from the surgery.
I also had a MI at age 45 that was not related to blockage but rather vasoconstriction. I’ve since discovered studies that show a correlation between RA and endothelial inflammation that causes that type of MI.
I think I’ve been experiencing increased fatigue for at least 10 years but trying hard to deny/ignore it. But was that due to RA or a multitude of other things?
I’m curious to know everyone’s experiences with possible early symptoms you didn’t even consider at first vs onset of what made you think “oh this could be RA”.