This is going to be long so I'm sorry for that! I was diagnosed after 2 rashes I had last fall. My Primary sent me to a specialist who did the blood tests and said I have RA. I was very confused and convinced that the tests were a result of multiple rounds of antibiotics I had taken that winter due to sinus infections and bronchitis. He gave me hydrochoroquine which I did not take. I followed up with my primary, I brought up the diagnosis and she said "you don't have that." Ok, great. Come this week time for my physical. She says, why haven't you followed up with specialist? I said, well you told me I don't have that. She claims she never said that. Oooook. She runs several blood tests, all positive again for inflammation. Alrighty then, I make follow up appointment with the specialist for September. I email him and start taking the medicine yesterday. But I am so confused by all of this. I do have many of the symptoms, mostly the accompanying stuff. Like dry eyes, dry mouth, feverish. I have had a few joint things but they usually just went away, all during this time I was not on medication. I just don't know what to do? I read that people have to stop working after 10 years? I'm 32! Do I start saving more ? Do we not buy a house? Will this affect us getting a loan for a house? Should I not have kids? We are just starting our married life and now this! Please help! Need advice!