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Regarding Flares; Do Yours Come On Suddenly; How Long Do They Last; What Do You Do For Pain Mitigation While In A Flare?

Regarding Flares; Do Yours Come On Suddenly; How Long Do They Last; What Do You Do For Pain Mitigation While In A Flare?

A myRAteam Member said:

Hi SuElyn ,When i do have a flare , it comes on really suddenly and can last between 3 days to 2 weeks and during this phase ,i normally have to take a course of cortisone as well as an anti-inflammatory in addition to my routine medication.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I will normally take more prednisone and if panado doesn't help. I use Tramal and Celebrex.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi Karen, flares are horrible, sometimes they are treated quite aggressively with much higher doses of cortisone than one would normally take. Perhaps you should give your rheumatologist further feedback .....just so that you know that you are on the right track..... sometimes i also get worried because it does not seem to want to subside into remission.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have been in flare for almost a month. I have taken cortisone and still no relief. I take tramadol for the pain and Advil for the inflammation.

posted over 3 years ago
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