Posted 6/6/2023 11:35 AM (GMT -8)
A sudden onset of RA hit me hard a few weeks ago. Severe pain in neck, shoulders and hands. Hands blew up like ballon’s and searing hot pain. Confirmed after trips to Urgent Care, then 3 days later to emergency room. Followed up with family doctor and a RA specialist for blood test etc. Each doctor was surprised at how sudden it hit me. I am now on prednisone and methotrexate for 3 weeks. My hands continue to be a problem, but have improved significantly. The RA doctor is fine tuning the meds and I see her again next week. I find fatigue is a continuing issue. I have to pace myself as a 74 year old active senior. Realizing the situation, I need to follow the Doctor’s direction and learn how to manage the many activities I still do. We like to go camping with our travel trailer and plan to head out in 2 weeks after canceling the last plan when RA hit. Not sure about motorcycling going forward, but if I can, I will!