I guess I already have joint damage so that I will always experience pain, a nodule and loss of motion (from what the rheumy says). I only have pain in my knees and wrists (so far knock on wood). I have had ongoing pain and stiffness in these joints for ten months but it comes and goes and varies between joints. It is rare that it is all the joints at once. Some days it is one knee, other days it is just the most affected wrist, and other days I can feel a sharp pain (the kind of feeling you get when you chomp down on a cold piece of ice-only in my joints! yikes)in a few joints. Sometimes these areas are swollen and other times not at all? So does that mean that I have been having a "flare" for all ten months now? The absence of all painful symptoms means that you are in remission? Sorry to sound so ignorant. I just don't totally understand how this disease works completely.
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