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    Help with flares
    scd2287 posted:
    Hi Everyone

    I'm relatively new to RA (long standing joint pain but we thought it was osteo), and have a question about flares.
    I was diagnosed about 4 months ago - on Celebrex, Cymbalta, Plaquenil and Enbrel. Have had several flares that needed prednisone.
    Got off prednisone a week ago and the pain started to get worse again almost immediately and has been worsening. This am - trying to loosen up my stiff knees I made one much much worse and have been in tons of pain with stairs or standing up ever since.

    Home now, saw Urgent care - gave me Tramadol and a brace.
    Rheumatology didn't call me back.

    I'm home ice'ing my knees, and resting but am wondering if I should be calling for more prednisone or is there a chance this will get better without it?
    I have an appointment on Monday, but I have a really challenging day tomorrow and I need to be there. But would love to not have to hound Rheumatology yet again.


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