Symptoms of RA

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Although the symptoms of RA vary from person to person, the most common symptoms include:

Joint symptoms:

  • Pain and swelling in the joints
  • Stiffness in the joints, particularly in the morning or after resting and lasting longer than 30 minutes
  • Redness or warmth in the joint
  • Inflammation around the tendons

Other symptoms include:

  • Fatigue (tiredness) and loss of energy
  • Running a slight temperature
  • A general feeling of being unwell, often described as like having the flu
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Anaemia
  • Inflammation in other parts of the body such as the eyes
  • Change in the way you walk and carry yourself
  • Irritability
  • Finding it difficult to do everyday tasks
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