Hi everyone. I was FINALLY diagnosed last week with Seronagative RA. I was diagnosed during the first months of Covid with having the ILD. Noone knew where that came from, now the consensus is that the RA caused the ILD and that I've been sick with RA for a minimum of 15 years. My Rheumatologist has started me on one dose daily of AZATHIOPRINE/IMURAN.
My ILD is progressing, my last CT from March showing lots of inflammation. US of my hands, wrists, ankles, and toes showing extreme inflammation.
My question is this....should I be hit with aggressive treatment to help my lungs?? I dont want to wait any longer to try to control/ mitigate this disease. I need help soon.
What do you think? I invite opinions, experiences, whatever you've got!! I'm scared and too young, 61, to let this continue the way it's been.
Thanks Teresa! Eaglemom