Hello, I’m new to this community and was diagnosed officially with RA a couple months ago however I have been dealing with the pains and effects for longer then that. ( I was hoping it was just something that would pass so I waited far too long to go to the doctor ) I have 2 toddlers who keep me going and give me a reason for waking up each day. My husband is great and works so hard but doesn’t really understand my struggles with each day wether it’s due to flare ups or horrible fatigue. I finally found an evening job being a line cook and was hopeful I could do the job but I could only last a Day and my RA took over. I’m feeling really pathetic that I could only last one day and that night after and the next day I couldn’t hardly walk because of the flare up in my ankle. I’m starting a new medication but the doctor said it could take a few months at least for any effects to start happening. I’m sorry this is so long, I’m really struggling mentally and physically right now. The physical I’m used to it’s the mental that’s becoming very hard, how did you cope with dealing with RA in everyday life? Any tips on dealing with flare ups? Thanks for reading and again I apologize for the length.