Just been told ,Rheumatoid Arthritis

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I am si scared,been in pain for months,taking Naproxlen and co codamol ,but still in pain, how bad is it going to get

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    Hello chris please don't be scared. You'll get a lot of support from everyone on this forum. It's difficult to know how bad it's going to get, if at all. Everyone is different and it doesn't necessarily mean you are going to be in pain all the time. There are periods of remission. Firstly have you seen a Rheumatologist? Sometimes it's just the GP telling you it's RA as in my case. 
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      And there's Lupus which is what I have got. It was diagnosed by a rheumatologist after my GP convinced me I had RA. Chris you need to see a rheumatologist. Absolutely insist on it, I wish I had! Guidelines stipulated that where RA is suspected a referral to a rheumatologist should be made straight away with or without raised Rheumatoid Factor.
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    i have been suffering for months,arms are so weak and feel so scared that i wont be able to keep working,he says its spreading through  my body ,hopefully after blood test he will know more,he started me on vitamin D tablets as i lost both thumb nails,when pressure in on my thumbs my nails split and come off
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    Hi Chris

    I have only been having this problem for about 3

    Mths. My orthopedic gave me a steroid injection In my chest near my collar bone. Talk about hurt WOW!! That was

    A week ago and it has calmed it down a little. I'm not on any medi for this yet. Looking forward to meetlng with the

    orthopedic to see what he says.

    So hang in there and let's see what happens in the next few months.

    Stay in touch.

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