Our expert says:
Unfortunately, Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic degenerative disease, with no real cure. The medication suppresses the inflammatory reaction, thus helping to preserve the joints effected. You should be treated by a Rheumatologist and your doctor should monitor all the organs effected by the medication. Thus a full blood count, liver function, as well as kidney function.
You need to take your medication, in order to prevent serious side-effects of the Rheumatoid Arthritis. The dosages are usually designed to give maximum effect with minimal side effects. Please continue taking your medication and if you have any further questions, please feel free to post another question.
Please refer to the following link for more information about cortisone (Prednisone):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortisone
Dr Anrich Burger
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