How much do your current moderate to severe RA symptoms impact your physical ability to perform everyday tasks?

You may notice that RA has affected your ability to do something that you used to do without difficulty or pain. Consider how your RA has impacted everyday tasks such as reaching, gripping, doing chores, or getting dressed. And remember to tell your doctor if your symptoms have worsened over time.

 

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Which RA symptoms are impacting you currently?

RA can impact the body, causing symptoms that influence many areas of life. Consider your RA symptoms and check all that apply.

 

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How frequently do you take over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications such as ibuprofen to help manage your RA pain?

You may take pain medications to help you manage RA symptoms, but continued use of pain medication could mean your RA symptoms are not being managed effectively. Consider how often you take pain medications, which types, and in what quantities. Be sure to share those details with your rheumatologist so that they can help you manage symptoms effectively.

 

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Personal goals can help you measure how effectively your RA treatment plan is reducing the impact of RA on your real life. What are your personal goals for RA treatment?

Examples of personal goals could include: walking without discomfort, traveling without thinking about the pain, or enjoying social engagements with less fatigue. In addition to clinical goals, like relieving symptoms, setting personal goals for RA treatment can help you and your rheumatologist develop a more successful treatment plan.

Personal goals can help you measure how effectively your treatment plan for moderate to severe RA is improving your symptoms.

 

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Are you satisfied with your current treatment plan for moderate to severe RA?

If your symptoms aren’t improving or you’re not reaching the personal goals you specified in the previous question, ask your rheumatologist to see if a change in your treatment plan is right for you.

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Use your answers below as a checklist of important topics to discuss during your next appointment. They can help you and your rheumatologist evaluate your current situation and determine the right treatment plan to help meet your goals.


 

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Speak up about what you want

Don't be afraid to tell your doctor what you want from a treatment plan. Use your answers to identify goals that are important to you. Are you on track to achieve them? Speak up if you want to make a change.

Look at the big picture

RA is about more than just physical symptoms. If the mental and emotional impact of RA is high, or it stops you from completing everyday activities, it could be time to rethink your RA treatment plan.  

Take the RAPID3

The RAPID3 survey is a questionnaire doctors use to help measure the severity of your RA. It can help you and your rheumatologist set treatment goals and track progress. To take the RAPDI3, click here.