I'm new. I'm 16 and I just got diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The Rheumatologist said there's a small chance it's JRA, but me being so close to turning 17, it's most likely adult RA. My mom has Ankylosing Spondylitis. I've been having strange come and go pains in my ankles and knees and back pretty much my whole life. After my mom got diagnosed, we went to her rheumatologist for blood tests,(ouch!
) X-rays and ultrasounds.(those were mighty weird to get) I eventually got diagnosed. The X-rays showed my neck is straight (supposed to be curved), almost bending the wrong way. I've been taking Medrol, Naproxen and Flexeril the past couple days. Any tips on helping with pain? GTG.