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Date: 13.04.2010
From: Mel

Subject: newly diagnosed

Hello all, i have resently been diagnosed with RA in Feb this year. Still learning alot as i go but any advise you guys have would be gratefully received.
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Date: 13.04.2010
From: Kirstine

Subject: Re: newly diagnosed

Hi, welcome to the forum, im kirstine, 23, Have 2 children aged 2 and 6 months and i too have been recently diagnosed RA. Im currently taking mtx, naproxen and painkillers (if thats what they can be called lol).
Just want to quickly say this forum is fantastic for adivce about anything and ive found everyone on here very friendly so dont worry about asking anything that come to mind.
How about you?
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Date: 13.04.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: newly diagnosed

hi Mel, welcome to the forum. How are you doing with meds and all that? I have sero negative inflammatory arthritis, which is basically RA without rheumatoid factor in my blood.I was diagnosed late last year. Found this forum great. Hope you get a lot out of it too.
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Date: 14.04.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Re: newly diagnosed

Hi Mel! Welcome to the forum. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis early Aug last year. On Mtx injections, Prednisolone, regular depot steroid injections and recently Morphine coz suffering pretty bad at mo. How are you doing with meds? As the others have said, this forum is brilliant everyone are so warm and kind and I've learnt alot and been helped. Take care and I look forward to talking to you more! Abbie X
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Date: 14.04.2010
From: mel

Subject: Re: newly diagnosed

Hello to you all and thanks for the welcomes! I am 35 with a beautiful daughter aged 4 and a very patient husband! been put on mtx, pain killers and anti inflams. seem to be doing ok at the mo so other than feeling tired i cant really complain! im sure i will get alot from all of you and the forum. :-)
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Date: 14.04.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: newly diagnosed

Welcome Mel, Im same as Sally, glad u r on the MTX which helps, we try and help others in here with humour, tips, and so on, so its very useful.... tc Jill
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Date: 19.04.2010
From: Lucy30

Subject: Re: newly diagnosed

Hi Mel,

Welcome to the site I hope you find it useful I know I do.

The only advice I can give you is thta you are the expert as to how you are feeling and please dont allow the docs totell you how you are feeling. Always push for them to look at alternatives if the meds /treatment they are giving you arnt working. I have found over the years that know best as to how my body is feeling/deteriorating and in time you will to.

Always try to let your body tell you when you have done to much and rest and allow your family to help and support you as sometimes we struglle on and we shouldnt.

Take care

Lucy x
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Date: 23.04.2010
From: mel

Subject: Re: newly diagnosed

thanks lucy! isnt it the hardest thing to do when you are so used to being the one to run the family, to let them help! I am learning to say "no" or to get help with big items when shopping but as i am young (ish) with no obvious signs of pain or reason to be asking for help i do get some funny looks from people and i find myself explaining! oh well. the weather is a lovely boost of morale tho isnt it! hope everyone has a fab weekend x x
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Date: 23.04.2010
From: maz

Subject: Re: newly diagnosed

Hi Mel and welcome, im new to the forum too,they are a good bunch on here and very supportive.
Please come and chat whenever you need to.
big hugs, Maz.xx
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