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Some members, including myself, are not seeing other team members posts. Why is this and what can be done to resolve this situation?

posted about 2 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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Me too, I’ve removed team members who have not posted for 6 months or more in the hope of seeing more of my friends

posted 13 minutes ago


Can it be taken with Nardil, a MAOI??

posted about 3 hours ago by A myRAteam User


Can Actemra be taken with Nardil, that is a MAOI?? If not, what can be taken? I am in so much pain everyday, and cannot deal with this much longer. I’m desperate to find something out there. Sincerely, Brenda F. Guillot (Email address can only be seen by myRAteam users)

posted about 3 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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I’ve been to two rheumatologists, and they both just tell me that there’s nothing I can take. I would think that there’s got to be something out there… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

How do you describe a flare to someone who doesn't have RA?

My flares aren't always exactly the same but yesterday I flared badly. I can describe it to my daughter, sorry guys most women will get this, as the overwhelming body aches and exhaustion on PMS. My entire body feels swollen and it throbs and joints ache like a fever. For my hubby and son I can only describe it as throbbing and aching in my entire body. and exhausted like I've run a marathon and haven't slept for days. And even with all that, it doesn't… read more

tags: Describe your flare

posted about 4 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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Like I got run over by a truck and then they backed up and did it again just to make sure.

posted about 2 hours ago

bone marrow biopsy

Hi, I have been told that I need to go for a bone marrow biopsy due to a consistently low white blood cell count. Has anyone else ever had such a biopsy? I would like some more information regarding the actual procedure.
Many thanks,

posted about 9 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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Oooos I just read your profile @A myRAteam User and see you have only had RA for seven years or so. You might not be the demographic for Felty's so all… read more

edited, originally posted about 3 hours ago

Right side RA

Does anyone else have/suffer from pain and stiffness on one side moreso over the other? My right hip hurts most of the time, especially when trying to lay down. I'm a side sleeper and it really bothers me I can't lay on right side for long, if at all. I try icing sometimes, even just sitting Watching tv. I've been to physical therapy, and oh my gosh, the pain got worse doing the bands with my ankle and going sideways and forward. Did the tens unit and ultrasound, no relief for days after those. Not… read more

tags: right sided pain

posted about 12 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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Sounds like you have severe osteoarthritis in that hip. Ask your doctor to do an x-ray. You might also go see an orthopedist.

posted about 3 hours ago

Does RA effect a person's right foot first.?

Most often ,people I have met always show their right foot. Mine has always been the worst place for swelling and flares. Yes ,it does effect my whole body too but my right foot and ankle has shown the most damage

posted about 16 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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Boy, isn't that the truth, I think one night in 2 years I have gotten 7 ours of sleep, the rest have been 4-5 hours or less. Ugh! @A myRAteam User said… read more

posted about 6 hours ago

Does anyone treat their RA exclusively with a primary care doctor and not a rheumatologist?

I have been seeing various rheumatologists for nine years and have had very little need for medicine adjustment. I'm just wondering if a more general doctor might be able to manage my RA or if a rheumatologist is necessary. Anyone else have any experience with this?

tags: #PCP #rheumatologist

posted about 20 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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Rheumatologist only. Although it was my GP that initially diagnosed me. A rheumatologist is much more current on what is going on with the disease and… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

New to this diagnosis, any recommendations of medications that show the most promise? Thank you

Havent seen a rheumatologist yet, but doctor said to ask around and see what medications have worked the best, or which haven't worked at all so I have a little bit of outside information when I do see them! Thanks for the help.

tags: #painrelief #medicine #pain#treatments

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User
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It will get a bit frustrating if medications don't work. Most of them takes months to see the result. I prolly changed medications every 3 months… read more

posted about 9 hours ago

How aggressively was your RA treated when first diagnosed?

My RA started in my hips and on an MRI I had large effusions and evidence of osteoporosis damage in both hip joints. My rheumatologist started me on only sulfasalazine about 6 months ago. It's since moved to my elbows and knees too but the pain is much improved. I'm worried though that just sulfasalazine isn't enough as I'm still stiff in my hips and I'm not sure if damage is still occurring to the joints... Is it normal to start on one drug? What was… read more

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User
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I was started on arava then predisolone (magic ) and then methotrexate aĺl of which l need to stay pretty much pain free tried cutting out one or either… read more

posted about 20 hours ago
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