Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory, multisystem, autoimmune disorder. It is a disabling and painful condition which can lead to substantial loss of mobility due to pain and joint destruction.
hi! i've just been dx 2 weeks ago with RA. Actually, it's just my Rheumatoid Factor that is actually elevated but all the rest of my lab tests are normal. He said that it is most likely that i have RA anyway. I've been reading about RA for 2 weeks now and i was wondering what are the important questions i need to ask my doctor.. i'm 24 and still single... i just have so many concerns about this RA!
(i've been taking prednisones, methotrexate, and folate for one week now)