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A 34-year-old male asked:

I have rheumatoid arthritis and i'm on methotrexate, is it ok to still have breakthrough pain flare ups?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
Not really: In the early stages of treatment flares can occur. If they do persist you should speak with your rheumatologist about increasing the Methotrexate dose or add a second medication, possibly a tnf agent.
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 23 years experience
No: That is a sign that your rheumatoid is still active. See your rheumatologist to see what other medications you are a candidate for.
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