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I've recently had my annual appt with my rheumatologist who once again said I was doing well, that the RA is well controlled and I continue to be in remission. Obviously that is good news. The bad news is I am more than 2 stone overweight but am doing my best to try to lose it. I explained how I have been particularly over the past year noticing more pain in my wrists, hands, feet, ankles, left shoulder and elbows. Certainly not unbearable but just more than I used to have. Some days I feel completely zonked out and have no energy but this never lasts more than a few days. Just a week before my appt I was like that and my joints ached more. But despite telling him this he just reassured me that I had no swelling and I was doing well, encouraged me to lose the weight and said I "fluctuated" and it was better to be like that than to have long spells of flaring up as that can be more damaging. So I came away still slightly confused but determined to try and shift this weight. I have been walking almost every day but after a while find I get a lot of pain in the same two areas of my left foot sometimes the right too. I am going to try and ignore it and keep going if I can but just wondered if anyone else has been told they are in remission but still gets pain? Even as I'm holding my tablet to write this my wrist is playing up. Maybe I'm expecting too much by thinking remission means no pain?
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