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HomeAnswersRheumatologyrheumatoid arthritisI have RA and suffering from swollen feet and unbearable pain. Should I got to an ER?

Swollen feet and severe pain from RA. Kindly help.

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Dr. Nithila. A

Published At July 29, 2019
Reviewed AtJune 11, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have RA and have been on prednisone for 15 years or more. I was tapered off with the last dose taken five months before. I now can barely walk, my pain is unbearable, and my right leg and foot are swollen. I have tried every OVC pain medication possible, and nothing is working. What is going on? Should I go to ER?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I think you need more DMARDs (disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs), preferably a combination of Leflunomide, and Methotrexate should be tried. And Prednisolone will be required until the Dmards combo works. It does not help in reducing the steroids dose in three to the fourth month, and then biological therapy should be planned. I hope it helps.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Srivastava Durgesh
Dr. Srivastava Durgesh

Rheumatology

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