I have had RA for 8 years, I continue to try to “get through the pain” as I don’t like to take alot of medications. Is this hurting me more than going on some of the more high risk medications? Iam currenly on sulfphasalzine, Bextra, just recently been put on that and prednisone as needed. Is it a bad thing to not go on the medications?
This is an improtant topic to discuss with yuor doctor. It is important to treat RA not only to reduce the symptoms but to prevent joint damage and future joint deformity. This is particularly important if you already have joint damage on x-ray.