My doctor tells me to take pain meds round the clock and that it is probably also OA. I don't have OA in every joint! At the end of the day when I finally sit down or lay down on the couch after I put my kid to bed at 930p, my ankles, toes, hips, fingers throb, just like the pain when I wake in the morning. My X-rays didn't show OA either. So to me this is a sign that my meds are not working as well as they should, right? Am I missing something? Diagnosed… read more
Yes! I find that when I lay down after a busy day (or a quiet day) every pain intensifies! The bottom of my feet are on fire, my toes hurt, my knees hurt & sometimes other joints.
You might try a hot bath with epsom salts. I do this in the evening when i have pain or do to much. It helps me. I don't have RA pain a lot unless I have a flair from the weather or doing to much. I am on an infusion and other pain medication every day and it sounds like you need something more.
You might ask your Dr for a muscle relaxer for night time. I take either one of those at bedtime or a small amount of Xanax to relax at night. I don't know if that would help you but make sure you have a good RA Dr. I have depression and anxiety especially in the evening when I am tired and hurting. Prayers for you.
It's common to have RA pain at night, especially when you're trying to sleep. I always get stiff and sore whenever I stop moving. If this is a recurring problem, talk to your doctor about it. They might suggest trying different treatments.
X-rays will show RA damage -- that's why doctors order the test. However, they mostly show more advanced stages of damage. RA can cause bone and cartilage erosion over time.