The reality is that the biologics do not relieve the RA symptoms for most of us. You only have to read the drug inserts to understand why.
Fundamentally we have four choices for pain relief on the drugstore shelf.
I had a magical week of RA relief. Then it was gone. Lucky for me I have my Francis. He is my happy fella. A joy.
Pain management in RA is a main topic of concern. NSAIDs are approved with caution. Voltarin ointment is liked as is Gabapentin. Opioids are frowned on as is prednisone.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a nasty disease. Professional pain management plus distraction are big helps. Making English Muffins is not difficult. Interesting is that they are grilled, not baked.
Living with RA is tough. It is a painful and disabling disease.
For centuries joint pain has been managed by rubbing in a variety of ointments. Here is information about ointments to help you choose one that will work for you.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful disease. Sometimes distraction is helpful. One of my distractions is baking with my sourdough starter.
The start of a flare is discouraging especially during the holidays.
I read about the idea of a memory palace in a favorite story. Since I have learned that a memory palace can be very soothing for a person with RA.