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When should you call your doctor about rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

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Call your doctor right away if you feel a flare-up coming on. He may be able to tweak your meds to get your symptoms under control.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis Today: "51 Ways to Be Good to Your Joints" and "Why Skipping Medications is a Bad Idea." Hospital for Special Surgery: "How to Protect Your Joints."   National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Rheumatoid Arthritis and CAM."

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 07, 2017

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation, Arthritis Today: "51 Ways to Be Good to Your Joints" and "Why Skipping Medications is a Bad Idea." Hospital for Special Surgery: "How to Protect Your Joints."   National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Rheumatoid Arthritis and CAM."

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 07, 2017

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