Does anyone else have RA pain in the evening? Suggestions?

Does anyone else have RA pain in the evening? Suggestions?

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

A myRAteam Member said:

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.

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

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.

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

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.

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

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.

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Try getting a second opinion.

posted over 2 years ago
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