I have been in the Air Force for about 7 years now. I have been suffering with multiple joint problems for a few years now. Finally about a year ago they send me to a rheumatologist. I was on plaquneil for awhile and had really good results for my joints, but my skin started itching and they took me off the medication. Now I am on Methotextrate, Naprosyn and soon I will be starting Enbrel. My doctor has not given me a definite diagnosis of RA, I guess because I wasn't having any noticeable swelling at first. Did anyone else have this happen when they first got symptoms of RA? I did start having some swelling that started a few months ago. Right now I think I am having the worst "flare" I have experienced so far. The Metho helps with pain and some swelling, but I have been extremely stiff lately. I start Enbel on Friday, but I am a little nervous about injecting myself and what type of side effects it will have on me. I have also been under alot of stress with being in the military. Let’s just say my supervisors don't even want to try to understand what this is like for me. All they see or care about is that I can't do what alot of the other Airmen can do. I don't know how to make them understand and frankly I am tired of trying to explain the kind of pain I am in. I decided that the best thing for me is to get out of the military. They are doing a medical evaluation board (MEB) on me right now, and I asked to be medically discharged. Right now my future is pretty uncertain. Anyway, any advice or thought would be appreciated.