What does remission mean to you? Please describe your "remission."
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I'm lead to believe it's when your symptom free for a period of time with blood results that show no inflammation and reduced antibodies.
Your blood isn't showing signs of RA through lab testing. I do get pain still from the damage that was already caused by my RA, especially during certain times of the year, but besides some occasional minor aches and pain due to all the damage done, I am symptom free. And clinically diagnosed to be fully in remission from my Rheumy
Cristina Bullock are you taking meds?
No I'm not. I've chosen to go all natural
Remission is when you don't have signs of inflammation in your body and in your lab test. You don't have pain and you can suspend your medication but you still have RA. Is like your RA is taking a break and your body stop attacking itself for a while. I was on remission for three years and reactivated four months ago.
Did you change your diet and stick to it ?
Is remission completely pain free? Do you still have morning stiffness and pain for a few minutes after waking up?
I am in total remission.. No pain no meds, bloods good worked hard on it, paid off with diet changes and superfoods
Oh wow! So there's hope! Thank you.
Venetia Cahill can you describe your diet & superfoods?
I asked my doctor if I was in remission because my labs have been so good. He stated that remission is when your labs are good and you have no pain. For me, I still have daily pain, so he told me that I am not in remission.
Does anyone still have fatigue when you're in remission?
Yes, but I have other issues. Fibromyalgia, and a back injury. Though I will say both of those are much better since I started working out almost daily. I am not letting pain or disease win!
Asymptomatic, no RA meds, negative labs. Like others have said here, once you have RA it always shows a positive RF. My current dx is RA in remission.
RF numbers can't go to normal?
I did say once positive it is always positve for Rf... Or RA Factor.
Look up Paddison Programme
First, my joint swelling/stiffness and pain went away. Next, my fatigue went away. Finally, my labs reflected lower or "normal" results. I still get achey from time to time - especially if I eat certain foods or overdo it with exercise.
Do you take any daily meds?
Good question. My labs are within standard range and no pain.
wish to god I knew just once what it is like to be in remission.
I pray it happens for you
The same feeling here
Never had it
My partner has had RA for ten years ( I am starting out on this journey diagnosed 7mths) he is symptom free- no pain, no fatigue, no inflammation or stiffness. He still takes MTX, Arava and biologic - Cimzia. We call it medically induced remission. Unsure how others/Drs would describe it. He feels great, slowly crept up on him and as I was going through so much with quite severe symptoms and diagnosis we noticed his were disappearing. He is making the most of every day and so very motivated to do everything...
He may want to check with his doctor... He may be able to quit some of those meds. I did! It's been 5 years for me!!