Rheumatoid Arthritis Doctor Visit Guide: Getting Started

Getting early, aggressive treatment for RA greatly boosts your chances of remission from RA symptoms.

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If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it may affect many areas of your life. RA causes joint pain and fatigue, makes daily tasks difficult, and can take a toll on your entire body. Getting early, aggressive treatment for RA—and working closely with your doctor—greatly boosts your chances of remission from RA symptoms.

Use this printable guide to plan a meaningful conversation with your rheumatologist and get the care you need.

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Ask your doctor these questions to help you better understand your treatment plan, what to expect and new options.