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Hi all, after about 7 weeks of swollen, painful joints i have just been diagnosed with RA. I have been put on 2 different DMARDs and was given a steroid injection in my bum to tide me over until those start working. The day after the steroid i felt so much better and was able to walk and use my hands without pain. However, that seemed to be short lived and the pain is back. I need some advice on how to reduce the pain. Rest? Gentle exercise? Anti-inflammatories? Heat (I have an infrared lamp)? Cold? What about diet (I am vegan)? I have never smoked, rarely drink alcohol and I am not overweight. I am new to this, so any advice on managing the pain would be welcome.
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