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So I waited a month for seeing my family doctor when my pain had started in my hands and knees, and when I finally saw him I had swelling in my hands and knees big time. He took some blood work and said it seems I may have RA and I needed to see a rhuematologist. So I waited for 3 long months and the pain was so severe I was unable to walk so my family doctor put me on a steroid until I got to see the rheumatologist and it helped me for like 3 days. Finally I see the new doctor who walks in and says I have rheumatoid arthritis and after her exam she says it is in all my joints. I had swelling in my knees, ankles, feet, hips, shoulders, wrists and fingers. I was in so much pain. SO she started me on like methotrexate and folic acid and a couple other medicines. I have continued to work my job but have called off a few times cause the pain was so bad in my knees that once again I could not walk. I really do not fully understand this disease and I was put on steroids again but it helped for like a day. The pain is still bad but I manage to work. I just worry like am I ever gonna feel relief?
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