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Does anyone else have severe swelling but no pain? I was diagnosed in November. I had severe pain in my right forearm and horrible swelling in hands feet and ankles. Blood work showed RA factor to be 815. Apparently it's supposed to be under 14! The rheumatologist gave me a prednisone shot and a prescription for it also. The pain is gone except for achy wrists. I might add I am also on enbrel, methotrexate, prednisone and various vitamins. After my second enbrel injection my pinkie and ring finger on both hands went numb! I have severe swelling n both feet and ankles, progressively getting worse during the day. But I have no pain! A few years ago I had a sciatic episode and went to an orthopedic doctor who gave me some type of steroid prescription and the pain was gone overnight! I am wondering if it's the prednisone that has taken away the pain. My rheumatologist suggested that maybe the enbrel wasn't working! My husband is a driver and transports different clients in his orofesdion and happened to drive a lady last week to give a talk on RA. She was an RA expert n that field. She told him, after discussing me, that I wasn't getting aggressive enough treatment. I keep reading of all the posts about you dealing with the pain and I feel for you. I was in the same boat and it's horrible! I dealt with it for a full year before ai knew what was wrong with me! But as I asked before, anybody with swelling and no pain?
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