Those occasions are few and far between. They don't last very long and are nothing compared to the flare-ups I used to go through. I can not tell you how grateful I am for this medication and the good care of my rheumatologist. It makes a huge difference not having to live in pain each day.
I would recommend anyone who has been diagnosed with RA to check into this type of medications. There are several, different kinds available and it will not only benefit you where the pain is concerned, but also will prevent your joints from any deformations.
It was a little too late to prevent that from happening to my hands. My fingers are pretty much pointing outward in a 45 degree angle. Still, I can do almost anything and have regained almost full strength in them. The only problems I encounter are trying to squeeze my crooked fingers in gloves and opening an extremely tied-lid jar or bottle.
I don't mind that a bit. I am truly grateful for this, what I call, miracle drug. It was very timely too; I wouldn't know how to baby-sit and take care of everyone otherwise. Yes, God knows what is needed, when it is needed. To Him be the glory!
Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation.