Feeling OK means your medications are working -- and you should keep taking them. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic medical condition. Treatment can keep your symptoms under control, giving you more good days. But the drugs don't cure RA; they can't make it go away forever. Your medications are your key to keeping your RA under control. However, you may be able to reduce the dosage if you stay symptom free.
When did you last have an RA flare?
Studies show that people who stop their disease-modifying...
Watchful waiting is a wait-and-see approach. It is reasonable to try home
treatment for mild joint pain and stiffness. If there is no improvement after 6
weeks, or if any other symptoms are present, call your doctor.
Early treatment can slow and sometimes prevent significant joint damage.
So if you have symptoms similar to rheumatoid arthritis, see
your doctor to find out if you have rheumatoid arthritis.
Early diagnosis and treatment allows for possible reduction of joint pain,
slows joint destruction, and reduces the chance of permanent disability.