I will start with a little about myself. I am 50 years old. I have just been diagnosed with RA 3 weeks ago. I am still waiting for my referral to a reumatolisist (SP?) This has all been so overwhelming. My doctor had me on perdnizone for a couple of weeks while waiting test results and while taking the higher doses I felt better then I have in months. As soon as I tapered off all my symptoms returned. I didnt realize just how bad I felt until I felt better for a while. Just a couple of questions. Are flu like symptoms part of RA? It seems like when my joint pain, fatigue and overall weakness appear in no time I feel like I have a bad cold or the flu. Also I am having a hard time accepting this disease and find myself falling into depression any words of encouragement? I feel like I have been handed a death sentence.
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