Hi, As this article says, studies show that the earlier you are treated for RA the more likely you are to not only feel better but to stay active longer as well. You might be able to use this logic to convince your husband to see a rheumatologist. The above article also outlines what you can expect and how you can prepare for your first appointment.
Furthermore, this article talks about how you can work with your doctor to manage RA and explains how to go about finding a rheumatologist in case you need help in that area. Please let us know how you both are doing!View Thread
Here are some tips to help minimize RA fatigue (I am sure that you have tried many of them, but there may be one in there that helps). Also, this working woman's guide to RA addresses some ways to minimize the impact RA has on your job and may be an interesting read for you, as may these tips on living with and managing RA in a broader sense than just your job. I hope you find some of the information in these articles helpful! Please let us know how you are doing View Thread
Hi Kornelia, and welcome to the community! This slideshow outlines foods that help with RA; it contains a lot of information that I think you will find helpful. The RA Health Center is filled with more information that you might want to look through. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Here is some information on RA symptoms that you might compare to your own experience. The best thing to do would be to consult your doctor about what is causing your pain. Please let us know how you are doing.View Thread
Here is a news piece from late last year that discusses sugary drinks and RA that says that women who drink one or more sugar-sweetened sodas a day might raise their risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis but does not prove cause and effect. The link above has more information. View Thread
I think that it would be best for you to speak with your doctor about this worsening pain -- he/she will be best able to determine if what you are experiencing is a normal reaction or if some change in your medication needs to be made. This drug result contain some of the common side effects of methotrexate that you might want to look through.View Thread
This article has some information for treating and avoiding leg cramps that you might try. I would continue the stretching as it is one of the methods for getting rid of muscle cramps explained here . I hope these help! Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread