Hi all, just diagnosed with early stage RA. My rheumatologist wants to start me on hydroxychloroquine. However, it's my understanding early aggressive treatment is of utmost importance and I've read that hydroxychloroquine treats the disease but does not stop its progression so I'm not sure if my doctor is aggressive enough. She's also prescribing Meloxicam for pain/inflammation.
Anyone else out there that was started on just hydroxychloroquine? I want to be pro-active in pushing for the best treatment for the best future possible.