9 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Your Moderate to Severe RA Treatment

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

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To better understand your treatment plan, what to expect and how to follow it, ask your doctor:

  • Is my current treatment doing a good job of controlling my RA?
  • What should I do when I have an acute flare-up?
  • Are there other treatments that might be right for me (such as physical therapy, biologic DMARDs, surgery, or clinical trials)?
  • What are my medications and what will each one do for me?
  • How and when should I take my medications?
  • If you're prescribing new medications for me, should I keep taking the old ones?
  • What are the potential side-effects of my meds, and what can I do about them?
  • Are there any alternative therapies that might help?
  • How often should I come back for follow-up visits?

Medically reviewed in January 2019.

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