Hi everyone. I am newly diagnosed, found out yesterday that I have RA. I will be starting treatment next week, not sure what therapies yet. My rheumatologist started me on Prednesone today for my pain. Until now I have only been on NSAIDS from other doctors with no relief. I am scared of the steroids, I am scared of this disease. Even though I've know something is happening to me, I didn't expect RA. I've been reading about symptoms some, but I haven't read much about what this disease does to the body or what treatments are used. I just turned 42 and have children and have always loved to stay active, although remaining as active has become somewhat of a challenge as of late. I would so appreciate any insight or words of wisdom. Even though I've been experiencing pain for quite some time now, I have a feeling my journey is just getting started. Thank you for your time.