Worried I gave RA

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im not sure if I have the beginning of RA. Over the last few weeks my fingers have been stiff and warm. i suffer with anxiety and of course I've been googling and have convinced myself I have RA. I'm 52.

So I have been reading up on RA and worried about complications such as heart attacks and how it can target other parts of the body. I have an appointment with my dr but not until 24 December. Am I being overly worried?

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    Hi

    I wouldn't worry that much your doctor would have to refer you to a rheumatologist

    and if you do get diagnosed with R A they have medication to help you i know its scary but don't worry you will be fine i have it and i still go to gym which helps to lubricate my joints you haven't been diagnosed yet so i wouldn't worry too much

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      thank you Natasha. its just difficult having noone to speak to at home and I dont know anyone with it that i can speak to. im a natural worrier which doesntt help.

      When I read about RA and its complications, its a bit scary

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    Hi Seton. If you want to talk to someone about RA, i am willing to chat with you about the ins and outs of living with it. I was diagnosed in 2007 and have managed it very well since. Try not to worry as this is only going to make you feel more anxious. I'm here if you have any questions

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    Try not to worry too much I know it is scary to read about long term complications but the medications they have today for RA are so much better than what was given years ago.

    And you can still live a long full life with proper treatment. When I was first diagnosed I read as much as I could about the condition and that allowed me to gain some control and be able to talk with the doctor about the disease and it's management. You will find support here too.

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