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The Real RA: A Personal Look

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7. Hope for Remission

Medically, RA remission is defined as having no more than one swollen or tender joint, very little pain, and a blood test showing little or no signs of inflammation.  It’s also known as the ultimate goal for people with rheumatoid arthritis. None of the three women have reached yet; watch this to see what she looks forward to.

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If you treat your RA consistently within the first 2 years of diagnosis, you have a 50 percent chance at remission. Even if you treat within 5 years, remission is still possible.