Do you know what your RA number is? That is a determining factor as to what meds they give you. There are a TON of relief meds out there, so I personally don't think you should suffer. Achy, stiff yes....pain no! I would track your days by journalling, indicating how you felt, what the weather was, what your pain level is, how long stiffness lasted, did you feel like you got hit by a truck or a matchbox car, did you feel like you had the flue, your temp at various times during the day etc.. Take it with you to the doctor for review.
Some days/weeks will be not so bad, but other days may be worse. Be as honest as you can. Keep posted....Gentle hugs to y!ou
Wishing a good day for all,
Lupus, Sjogren's, Athsma, Diabeties and RA
Plaquinal, Immuran, Rituxian, Pred, Cymbalta, Singular, Theophylline, Advair, Diovan, Mobic, Prandin, Lantus and Moraphine (as needed)