hi guys, I've been diagnosed with RA for 6 months and have recently had a flare more intense than before, so i'm not sure what to make of it. Usually when it flared, it subsided then the joint worked like normal in 2-3 days. I'm not on any med atm except NSAID when needed.
It's my right foot ankle. I took NSAID for 3 days. The inflammation subsided, but dull ache remains. Then I got very tiny sharp pain in my finger joint, so I took NSAID for another 2 days (about 2 days afterwards). Now I'm pain free everywhere else but the pain in my ankle suddenly got sharper.
Does that mean it's flaring again? what's happening.....
Any advice is much appreciated.
Have you previously been diagnosed with gout or gouty arthritis, prior to RA?