Posted 4/28/2019 10:50 PM (GMT -6)
You may have mild RA or another arthritis. You'd have to ask your Rheumy about that. I do not know.
I had read that even people with mild RA need to take meds.
I, and most others here, have moderate to severe RA. No, the medications are not worse than the disease.
If a person with severe or moderate RA do not use medications, then they will end up in severe pain, eroded joints, deformed joints or in a wheelchair unable to walk.
If the medications are causing a person intolerable side effects, then they can taper off of them. It is very unwise for anyone to not take medications for RA.