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I have ra. Weaned myself off prednisone. Having joint pain. What to do?

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Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
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With ra, and in flare, you may need to be restarted on steroids again such as prednisone.
Pain meds such as anti-inflammatory can help with pain in the meantime , however, you will need other meds that can acts like a maintenance medication, some are oral like methotrexate, some injectables like remicade (infliximab). A rheumatologist will need to see you for evaluation and further treatment.

In brief: See below

With ra, and in flare, you may need to be restarted on steroids again such as prednisone.
Pain meds such as anti-inflammatory can help with pain in the meantime , however, you will need other meds that can acts like a maintenance medication, some are oral like methotrexate, some injectables like remicade (infliximab). A rheumatologist will need to see you for evaluation and further treatment.
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