Living with RA

Hello I am a 54-year-old female with RA. I was diagnosed when I was 48. My doctor has me on Methotrexate and Xeljanz. Meloxicam and vitamin supplement. I do not take any pain medication beside Tylenol Arthritis.

I stopped working in 2010. I’ve had one surgery on my right hand with knuckle replacements and to straighten my thumb, it has helped but was very painful. My left hand is slowly drifting to the left and both feet being my toes have gotten progressively worse. I can’t walk barefoot and shoes are difficult to find. I’ve noticed changes in my skin and I’m tired a lot. Can anyone relate? What do you do to get through the day?

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