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I had just got out of a three year abusive relationship I was feeling on top of the world and happy. I felt like I could finally be free to be me. Then I started getting pains and aches real bad I didn’t understand where they were coming from since I was only 22. I could not get through my day without Advil and that barley killed the pain I could barley walk I did not want to get out of bed. Then my right knee started swelling I went to urgent care and they told me to go to a orthopedic specialist.

He took X-rays and did not like how they looked for my age. He did some blood work and a week later I got the call from my regular doctor that everything was ok I was just anemic. I was like that’s fine I can deal with, but no, just two days later when I was at work I got the dreaded call that test came back positive and they wanted me to go to an arthritis doctor.

I went and he did a lot more tests. Then on November 18th I got the news that I had RA. He put me on methotrexate and it has been helping. Went back in jan and he was concerned about two swelling on right side so he upped my dose. So here I am just trying to survive this. Still have a lot I’m trying to figure out.

Hoping for a better future then one full of pain and embarrassment

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