I was recently diagnosed with RA in March of 2013, and it's been a nightmare since. In August I had a septic infection in my hip, and had to have hip surgery... which was scary. Now that I've healed and back on medication for my RA, I seem to keep having soreness, and my tests keep coming back high. The white blood count etc. Not really knowing yet how all this RA stuff works, but I do know I do NOT want to go thru another infection again. That was the worst pain I've ever experienced in my life and wish to never have that happen again. I have a great RA doctor, and I know she's doing what she can but any suggestions my fellow RA friends?