Rheumatoid Arthritis Question

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How can you tell if pain is from OA or RA?

I was recently diagnosed with RA and was taking Methotrexate for 3 months with little effect - except mouth sores and thinning hair. I also have pain across both insteps and ankles but my doc only seems interested in toes and hands. She now wants to switch to Leflunomide, but I'm reluctant to take it.
I feel my ankle pain is from OA. Do other people have these same problems? And which meds do you take for it?

posted almost 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I've stopped both my RA meds. Had been on MTX and then Leflunomide over 5 months and had 3 infections - all required antibiotics. I just don't get… read more

posted almost 2 years ago
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