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Rheumatoid arthritis, warm flashes, sleeplessness, severe flares up from one joint to another, swollen knee. What can this pain be about?

i have had RA for almost 40 years (I m 52). The last few days i ve been having warm flashes (not hot flashes), not sleeping well and it seems like a severe flare up moves from one joint to another. tonight my good knee started hurting horribly and it s hot and swollen above the knee cap. I ve dealt with pain most of my life but this pain tonight is making me sweat its so bad!
Asked On : Sat, 2 Jun 2012
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you please show your joint specialist, because people with arthritis are more prone to develop infections of joints.
so apart from a flare up of disease we need to rule out infection.
Answered: Sat, 29 Jun 2013
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