Can you develop rheumatoid arthritis overnight?

Symptoms may. Acute polyarthritis can rarely develop overnight and is one presentation of RA , more common in elderly patients. The immune, genetic and enviromental mechanisms which are responsible for RA do not occur overnight, and have been in place for an a significant period of time before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Pain lower back spasms from rib cage, got it overnight while asleep. I d however suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

Back pain. This could be all muscle, but you do have risk factors for occult fracture because of your rheumatoid. TYLENOL (acetaminophen) OR Motrin for starters. You should have a low threshold to get checked if not improving. . Read more...