Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) slow the advancement of rheumatoid arthritis. They reduce inflammation and joint damage. Taking DMARDs may lead to a remission. Common DMARDs include methotrexate (Rheumatrex), sulfasalazine (azulfidine) and lefluenomide (Avara).
“Oh, crap. No!!” “Wait, this can’t be happening.” “Well, darn.” Do you ever find yourself saying such phrases in your head or under your breath? I’m a little hesitant to say it, but I’ve silently mumbled at least one of these phrases before when my RA hands were beginning to not feel so good. One of those times occurred…