Just wanted to welcome you to the forum...I'm sorry that you are suffering so! I have RA as well, diagnosed right about a year ago now. I know how frustrating the whole process can be, waiting until the docs can find the best treatment for you. But, it does seem to take a while. I can't say that I have ever had the spasms that you are talking about...have you mentioned them to your doc? I'm sure some others will come along with their input...but as for me, I think it would be good to mention this to your doctor. When do you go in for your next appt?
I am so sorry about your job and the loss of your father....you've had a really tough time!
Take care, Jody