Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by joints inflammation. The course of disease is steady, the symptoms grow in intensity. It may take from weeks to months for the disease to develop. The first strokes of RA may be noticed on both body sides – right and left. The symptoms are individual in each specific case.
1. Fatigue. This is considered one of the first symptoms of RA. Other symptoms will appear much later. Fatigue may last a day or two, and then go. It reappears few days later. You may start feeling generally weak and ill, or even depressed.