Hi Reezi he is fortunate to have you there for him Remember to take care of yourself as well because RA can be Very Hard on the people caring for the person with it.
if he is able to use a Computer that will be his best line of interest get him into support groups like this one or even on Facebook where he can meet other RA'ers or go on support groups there
also Arthritis Foundations in your state may have Training or study groups or exercise or swimming classes even meditation classes to help him relax
But what ever he chooses don't be worried if he is slow to get involved he might want to take his time
a Good Rheumatologist is the goal even if you need to shop around don't be afraid to Question them Remember this will be a Long Term thing so he needs to be comfortable with his Doctors
There are Many Different Treatment Drugs out there and he will no doubt try a few before finding what works for him.
Try Not to get sucked into False treatments or fake remedies just ask yourself (if this was a miracle cure why is it not in the mainstream) I was told Early on to be careful as it can cost you $$$ with No benefit.
Hopefully he will get on some RA Medication
( Eg Methotrexate , Arava ,or Biologics like Humira etc there are many to try)
Prednisone is Great but he doesn't want to be on High Doses for a long time as it has Nasty side effects
( I know as I have them after being on it for over 30yrs now I have now managed to get the dose lower but not to get off it completely )
Wish You Both All the Best and Hope you stay on the site you will meet some lovely people here.
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