Yes..you are right. No one should attempt to tell you how you feel. I too have RA along with osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Having these issues is not like having a broken leg that's in cast for all to see. With RA there are no visuals'. Without visuals' people only see the person before them as find and don't understand the problem. The pains of RA are hidden inside. I will not try to tell you how to feel. I will tell how I feel. Some days are very hard to get through. Other days are pretty good. I am learning to take one day at a time. Enjoying the good days and getting through the not so good days. Hope most of your days are good ones. View Thread
How important is it to exercise when you have RA? If I am sedentary stiffens sets in. Activity brings on waves of tingly pain all over (mostly from the waist down). When I push myself to be active one day the next day I can hardly move. I think maybe the answers to my questions are different for each person. Does anyone have thoughts on this subject?
This may sound strange but today I feel happier after being diagnosed with RA. Whyâ€¦.because it tells me I'm not crazy. I've been validatedâ€¦..my pain has been given a name. Tomorrow will be my first day on Methotreate. The Dr. said it would take awhile to make a difference but that's a brighter future t than what I've experienced in the past. I'm grateful to have the RA Community. I'm grateful to find other stores like mine.