I have a high RA Factor but not classic RA symptoms. I do have osteoarthritis nodes on my fingers, and recently had my big toe joint replaced. I take plaquenil and naproxin, but still experience pain in the muscle from my lower back to my foot, mostly at night. Also seem to have found a connection to drinking diet coke and flare-ups of pain. Does this sound familiar to anyone? My rheumotologist has not suggested any particular diets (says no proof food has a connection to RA. True, or not?), just that losing weight would be good for my joints.