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hi everyone. So glad I found this forum. Was told I have RA a few weeks ago from GP. Have had symptoms for a few months. Mainly in my fingers and hands. Within a week I had pains everywhere. GP has given me no information whatsoever about RA. Just that I'm been referred to see specialist. I'm currently living in OZ so if my case is urgent I'll get an appointment in 3-4 weeks if not urgent it could be 6-8 months. Is this normal? Iv had to take so much time off work as I can barley get up in morning. I have no idea about the meds everyone has mentioned. Firstly GP gave me Brufen 400mg to take 3 times a day. I found these no good. Returned to GP and he gave me Celebrex 200mg twice a day. Very little relief from these either. I also have started taken Wild Krill Oil 333.33mg capsules. Not sure if these are doing anything. Iv gotten relief from a hot bath and one of them heat packs for my neck one night but I woke up next morning in terrible pain. I don't know if I'm doing right or wrong. This morning for the first time I could barley walk, my feet were affected. I have mostly pains in fingers, wrists, shoulders, neck and knees. I like going to the gym but I'm afraid of doing damage. I have cut out all fizzy drinks fatty foods. Eating more veg fruits yogurts etc. if anyone has any tips or advice I would be so thankful. I'm a 27 year old female and my Rheumatoid Factor was 61. ( have no idea if this is low or high).
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