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    RA withouth Stiffness or Inflammation?
    lxs74 posted:
    My doctor is strongly considering a RA diagnosis. He suggested I read up on RA and the treatments, but with all my research, I'm left a little confused. I do not have any stiffness and I do not have any signs of inflammation (the blood test for inflammation was negative also). I have had pain off and on for years, so this is not a brand new thing.

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    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi Ixs74,

    Here is the information that I found about Rheumatoid Arthritis on WebMD . It states that sometimes people with RA experience long periods of time where their disease is inactive, and they experience few to no symptoms. Even though you aren't actively experiencing stiffness and inflammation that doesn't rule out a RA diagnosis completely. However, if you aren't satisfied with your doctor's diagnosis, I highly suggest seeking a second opinion. When it comes to your health, you are your greatest advocate!

    It seems like you are being proactive by doing your research. Here is the information that WebMD has on treatment for RA .

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