Sorry to hear your disease progressed so rapidly. I hope you are seeing a specialist for RA. Biologics should be the first medicine of choice as the usual they put you on, methotrexate, take at least six months to start working. You need agressive treatments to stave off permanent damages. When I first got RA, it was 43 years ago and they didn't have these wonder drugs out. So I have five artificial joints. I can only imagine what my life would have been like with them back then. I have tried the glucosamine supplements, but they didn't do much for me. They may help you as they have some people. Good nutrition is essential in fighting this disease for sure, making sure you get all your vitamins and minerals and especially calcium and vit D. One thing I learned from a pharmacist was never take your extra calcium with a multivitamin or it won't absorb, also only take 500 g at a time. The biggest advice is always keep moving, do what ever you can. If you give an inch, this disease will take a yard. Physiotherapy treatments and exercises have been a life saver for me, make sure you are seeing one.
All the best with your weight loss and managing your condition.
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