My name is rebecca, and I am still in the "screening" process to get an official diagnosis for RA. I have all the symptoms but my blood comes back fine. My Rheumatologist put me on prednisone 2 weeks ago to see if it helped with inflammation. Well I called him today since the inflammation has gotten worse and he has now taken out the prednisone and naproxen and has me starting a medrol dosepak. He said if that doesn't help in 6 days and if further blood work does not test positive for inflammation, then I might not even have RA. So I am frustrated and want to know if this is normal in the process of diagnosis, and if Prednisone and Medrol work to dramatically reduce inflammation in every RA patient.
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