Re: RA Question
Taylor, My suggestion is to get treated as fast as possible and to be aggressive and informed. I've had RA for 3 1/2 years and because my physician knew my family background sent me to a Rheumatologist as soon as I finally talked to him. I too was afraid and waited way too long to seek any help. Once I was diagnosed, and started treatment (Methotrexate) I eventually felt better than I had in months. They say if you can get RA undercontrol within the first 2 years, the chances of not suffering is greatly increased. So, get informed and seek a doctor's advise. P.S. I have never tested positive for RA factor, and it took my Mom a year to have RA factor in her blood stream.