5. Take your medications on schedule.
It's so easy to forget, and yet taking your RA medications as prescribed is the most important thing you can do to prevent a flare. A regular schedule helps you keep a constant, effective level of medication in your body. Skipping doses can trigger a flare. So use a pill box, a calendar, or an alarm to help keep you on track.
If, despite everything, you feel a flare coming on, call your doctor right away. Your doctor may be able to adjust your medications to help keep RA symptoms during the flare under better control.