Mild RA symptoms for 4 years, worth taking meds?
I have been fortunate to have had very mild RA symptoms for 4 years. I'm now 47 years old. I only have stiffness for a few minutes in my hands in the mornings and mild swelling and pain in my 2 pinkie fingers. I have been taking Plaquenil for 6 months without much improvement. They want to move me to other drugs with worse side effects but I hesitate since my symptoms are mild. Any one else in a similar situation? I know some studies push for aggressive treatment early on, but my worry is that our bodies tend to acclimate to drugs, so the more you take your body adjusts and then later when you really need them to work they may not be as effective. If anyone can shed some light I would appreciate it.