So I recently found out that RA has stages. I am stage 1, no joint changes. But I have to say that whomever decided stages 1 & 2 are "mild RA" must not have RA. I even saw it in the RA in America here on this site. There is nothing mild about what I have. I have been in a flare for 6 years. I had 6 months not in a flare right after I started Enbrel, which no longer works. When you have pain and inflammation from head to toe in almost all your joints, mild does not describe it.
Sorry! Rant over!