I think I am in remission as not having to take as many pain killers which is good. My tiredness seems to be controlled now and not sleeping in the afternoon. I still have to be in bed by 8 pm as I start work at 5am. But am feeling so much better than I did this time last year. Just wanted to share my good news and want to wish everyone a Happy Christmas.

Carol X

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  • That's great news :-) x

  • Fantastic news have a great Christmas x

  • Great to hear - have a great Christmas 🎅🎄🎁

  • That's really good to hear! So glad you are feeling better. It's good to hear that folks can feel well. Gives me hope! 😃

  • Super news Carol! Let's hope your next DAS score is way down next time. Have great Christmas. x

  • Oh Carol, this is wonderful news!!! Merry Christmas :)

  • Lovely news for xmas. I hope the only way is up from now on. Happy days ahead. Have a lovey Christmas.

  • Hi Carol - There are six signs listed as indicating that your RA is in remission - here is one site:

    The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) classification criteria (1981) for determining clinical remission include:

    morning stiffness less than or equal to 15 minutes

    no fatigue

    no joint pain

    no joint tenderness or pain on motion

    no soft tissue swelling in joints or tendon sheaths

    erythrocyte sedimentation rate (a blood test which measures inflammation) less than or equal to 30 in females and 20 in males

    The ACR considers that if you have at least 5 of the six of these then you are indeed in remission. And HOW AWESOME IS THAT??? I have a couple of these right now but am looking forward to the others as well

    Merry Christmas - enjoy your special present!

  • Thank you all for your replies and hope you all have a happy Christmas.

    Carol X

  • That's lovely to hear Carolsos 😊

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