I am new here to the boards and have never visited this one until now. I am 33 yrs old and have had quite a bit of joint pain this week. I went to the ER last night and was told that I have tested postitive for RA. I met with my Primary Care Physician today and she has put in my referral to the rheumatologist. So now I wait. Anyone have RA and have any suggestions as to help relieve the pain and swelling? Unfortunately I am allergic to aspirin so their is no anti inflammatory drugs that my doctor could think of to give me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.