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What Do You Do When You Have A Flare?

What Do You Do When You Have A Flare?

I was diagnosed with RA 2 years ago and I just deal with flares on my own. Does anyone call the doctor when they have a flare or go on additional meds? I guess no one ever explained this to me and I have been struggling through on my own and do not know what I am supposed to do.

A myRAteam Member said:

My rheumatologist prescribed an NSAID (Etodolac) and instructed me to take it at the first sign of a flare and to continue taking it for a couple days after the flare subsides.

I go to my GP for a steroid injection for severe flares that last several days.

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

my Rheumy instruct me to take tapering Prednisone when I have a flare. Please speak to your Rheumatologist if you don't feel they're help you change them. You need a Dr who guide you through this difficult time. I pray everything works out for you 🙏

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

my RHEUMY instructed me to take Prednisone when i have a flare. I haev a tapering regime i follow. Please speak to your RA Dr.I pray tou find relief

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

My doctor gave me a standing prescription for Prednisone if that doesn't fix things I call him or my pain doctor for a shot of Cortisone. No one told me either.

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I just deal with it. I get it more when I'm at work. But if I'm at home I take a cool shower or go swimming at the beach when the sun is not so intense. 🤙

posted about 1 month ago
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