A 45-year-old female asked:
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Dx of rheumatoid arthritis. Taking Enbrel and occasionally prednisone burst pack. Chronic debilitating pain, not EVEN touched by OTC meds, or ensaids. Please help!!!!!!

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sound like: you need to have a frank discussion with your Rheumatologist1 the treatment of RA has advanced greatly over the past decade. Biological therapy and combination of various medications usually result in control of pain and joint damage! SPEAK OUT!! Hope this helps and BE WELL! Dr Z
Answered on Oct 2, 2016

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