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Arthritis board

I'm a newbie.

I was just dianosed with RA in August of this year. My RF was 330 and my Anti-CCP was 370. Sed rate and CRP were elevated.

The rheumatologist put me on Plaquenil and Celebrex. After three months, I feel better. I still have pain in my wrists and thumbs but it isn't nearly as severe. I also haven't noticed any swelling for the past month.

Is it true that I only have to worry about joint damage if I have swelling?