Hello all. I was recently diagnosed with RA at the age of 40. My grandmother had it in a severe form. I am currently waiting for a rheumatologist to accept me as a patient. I am told that this appointment may be months out. My question is I believe I am having a flareup.
Signs of my flare
At first it started in my wrist and then then my fingers and my toes. But now it seems to have traveled to my knees and my shoulders. I have tried Ibuprofen and other over the counter meds to no avail. Creams do not work either. I have a very active job where I walk around 17 miles a day so I need to be able to function. I think these are called flare ups? I feel like I am 90 years old! How long do these suckers last? I am going on 3 weeks now and I am at my wits end by not being able to put my hair up in a ponytail. Soooo many questions! Thank y’all in advance for all the help.