I am a 31 year old very active wife and mother of three. I run and lift weights 3-4 days a week (except for the last month and a half). I have just been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I have aches and pains throughout my body. My left eye has been permanently blurred and has shooting pains behind it. Most of my pain is not severe just aches and an annoyance. The shooting pains only last a few seconds and my hands feel like they are being shocked with electricity. I don't need pain meds other than asprin and acetaminophen.
My question is: How much longer do I have before severe pain strikes and I am going to need a more powerful drug for pain. How long did it take you from onset.
As I said, I was just diagnosed recently (2days ago) and I am waiting for an appt. with a specialist. So, I have not started any meds and I am still a little in the dark about this disease.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.