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Hi, I'm new to this forum. I'm 26 years old and found out a few months ago that I have RA. For a little over a year or so, I had finally wa getting myself back into shape and started jogging/running. And I never did like to do that before. Before I went to the doctors to see what was wrong, I was waking up with swollen hands and feet, was always tired, and I just thought maybe it was me over doing the exercises. Long story short, my boyfriend was telling me to see a doctor because it lasted for over 3 months straight and we didn't really know what was wrong with me. My physiscian said I have high levels showing that I have some type of arthritis and that I was too young to have it. But he went ahead and sent me to a RA doctor to do more tests that he can't do. I've been put on some medicine to slow the process but the one I'm taking, doesn't really help. I mean it's a lot better than before when I wasn't on medicine. Most days my hands and feet get a little bit sore but I'm always tired. I noticed that I don't have the same energy as before. I am more moody too.
I was just wondering if anyone was in the same position as me. I'm trying to keep my head up, but to be honest.... Deep down I'm not okay. I don't know anyone else who has RA that I can talk to. Everyone else just thinks I'm too young or I'm faking it.
How does anyone else cope with RA?
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