I have just been dx with RA. Scared of course and wondering about life what will come next? Looking back, I think it has been trying to come out for about a year now but I just didn't know what was going on. I had to wait for Medicare to kick in before I could see a RA Dr. I am currently taking MTX (2.5mg 7 tabs a week) and naproxen (375 mg) each am or as needed. I have read much about curcumin and other natural supplements and am wondering if these are effective. I have taken MTX just 3 times now and so far I have not experienced any side affects.
This drug sounds really scary but I understand that it is for the best? I am wondering how this disease will progress or if it can be stopped in its tracks and things won't be so bad, I pray for the latter. My hands, shoulders and wrists seem to be the only areas affected right now and I fear not being able to hold my grandchildren. I try to keep a positive attitude but find that difficult at times. I'm looking forward to finding some information and support on this site.
Right now, what RA tips would most be helpful for you?