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    how to know if my RA is getting worse?
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    bettyboop71 posted:
    for those of you that have been diagnoses for a while how do you know when your RA is getting worse? i am not able to see my new rheumy until June and i have not had any blood testing done in over a month. i am still taking low doses of volterin, plaquenil (not spelled right) & low doses of prednisone along with tart cherry caps, turmeric caps until i do get to my appointment w my new rheumy. i am having more pain & swelling in different joints than b4. also i am having more horrible pain w my tmj locking and pain in my jaw.
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