I just recently was diagnosed with RA as you may have read my earlier post. My hands and feet are what bothers me with an occasional twinge here and there in other places. I have been on prednisone for a month and rheumatologist called me to start methotrexate and folic acid a couple weeks ago. Seem to be doing better but still some aches and pains and stiff toes. I have been reading all your posts and you all have made me start to wonder about things I have experienced for the past 2 to 3 years. It seems I am always tired. I have no pep or energy. I look at myself in the mirror and it seems I always look so pale and "washed out". I always hurt somewhere every day and worse before rain and even air conditioning in a car starts me hurting not to mention the winter weather really makes me hurt. Also, there were days I just felt like I was coming down with a cold or sore throat and then the next day would feel better. I even had a bout with the bottom of my left heel hurting me so bad that sent me to a podiatrist with no real answer. He taped my foot and I ended up with a cortisone shot and it got better but now it hurts again like the bottom of my heel has been beat on with a hammer. I look back at the things I used to do like cooking for a whole house full of company for days at a time or just being active and on the go. Now I just want my pajamas and my chair. I don't even have the energy to crochet, knit, or sew like I used to. Sometimes it is due to my hands hurting me, but other times it is just that I'm too tired. And my housecleaning energy has diminished greatly!! I blamed it on getting older since I am 51 years old. Could this have been RA getting started the past 2-3 years? Would you mind to share in detail please how your RA got started?
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