29 y/o female with questions!
I'm a 29-year-old female living in Alaska. I was diagnosed with RA in April of this year. I woke up one morning with swollen feet, ankles and knees so I visited my primary care doc who decided to put me on 60mg prednisone after 4 days of worsening swelling and pain. By the grace of God, he happened to call a rheumatologist who was so concerned by the fact I was put on such a high dose of prednisone and by some of the wacky questions my primary care doc was asking, I was in with that Rheumatologist within the week.
I'm now on 25mg oral methotrexate and down to 40mg of prednisone. I'm about to start Remicade in the next week or so and I'm curious about side effects people have had with it? I really just want to get back to being a fun loving and active person who doesn't ever have to depend on a walker (I've had two flares since and that's the only way to get around.) I'd also love to talk to someone around my age with RA because at this point the chances of me finding any up here are pretty low.
Does your RA impact you financially?