Hi fellow RA suffers;
I hope I am not out of line asking this question on this site. I am just asking for input. That is how we learn from the wisdom and experience of others who have gone before.
I was wondering if anyone has now or in the past stopped their meds? What were the issues that you encountered?
Please let me provide some context. I stopped my RA medication mid November 2021. I did not like the side effects I was experiencing. Let me also add that I am not a proponent of long-term medication. I believe a large number of medications hide/suppress symptoms rather than cure. I believe they can cause damage to your body. I believe they lead to the need for other medications.
Removing myself from my RA meds has not been easy or smooth sailing. I am not trying to discourage anyone from taking their meds. I realize how lucky I am. I have read stories on this and other sites. I have seen the pics posted of the destruction RA has caused to the bodies it has inhabited. My RA came late in life and my RA story is not nearly as severe as those I have read.