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When I last saw my rheumatologist he was pleased with how I was doing and said that the hydroxychloroquine (only drug I'm on for RA) was working well and keeping the RA controlled. He said he felt I was in remission which of course was great to hear. That was several months ago now and despite at the time experiencing stiffness and some painful joints I've had a couple of particularly rough episodes recently. My GP did lots of blood tests as she was sure something wasn't right. I just thought that the test for inflammation would show up something and my probs would all be connected to the RA but they were all fine. It's a complete mystery to me why I feel the way I do when nothing is showing up on blood tests. My question is if I'm in remission should I still be getting painful joints? My hands /fingers are stiffer, one knee has been very painful and feet & elbows noticeably worse. It's all manageable but I only see the rheumatologist once a year so in between times I just get on with things....unless like recently when my BP shot up for no apparent reason and I was experiencing other symptoms and so went to my GP. Has anyone else been in remission but still had painful joints?
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