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Multiple Comorbid Conditions

For those who are living with multiple comorbid conditions (ie autoimmune, diabetic, high bp, GI, etc.) How do you navigate when it feels as if your body is cycling from one condition to the other?
Must you push to make it thru? How do you know how far to push and when you must embrace the feeling?

edited, originally posted about 2 hours ago by A myRAteam User

Infusions

I saw my Rheumy today and we agreed to give Humira 3 more months (insurance instuctions) before moving on to infusions. I know everyone is different but what infusion medications have y'all be on & how long did it take for you to notice a difference in your symptoms?

posted about 3 hours ago by A myRAteam User

Ive used 3 biologics thus far within the span of a couple yrs but this is because I was allergic to one, Remicade, and the other didnt do anything at… read more

edited, originally posted about 2 hours ago

Feeling off.

Has anyone ever experienced off feelings when they first wake up..its kind of scary to me..when i first wake up i always take a drink of water before even getting out of bed and then i take my thyroid meds and then my pain meds..but as i take my first sip i get a wierd salty taste in my mouth and then my glands get watery as if im going to be sick but it never actually makes me throw up.

posted about 12 hours ago by A myRAteam User

I have never had these things! I hope someone else could shed some light on this and answer your questions! Take care

posted about 7 hours ago

How do you deal with having to cancel plans because of a flare?

posted about 15 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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I'm not going to lie... I was diagnosed almost 7 yrs ago. Every time I have to cancel plans I get a bit angry and depressed. As much as I love my family… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

My specialist wants to start me on an injectable biologic is any one using this and if so with what results

I was placed on Prednisone for 6 weeks with no luck it did not work . I am a TB carrier so now I have to go through a load of blood tests etc before starting the new meds , I am scared

posted about 19 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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I have been on 4 biologics in the last 5 years or so. Have been on Enbrel, Humira, Orencia and Xeljanz. Xeljanz has done miracles for me to feel the… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

What RA medicines give you energy besides prednisone whether it's biological medication or not

tags: RA meds & medical tags Ra med that give you energy?

posted about 22 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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LeslieLW I Agree After My First Infusion Of Simponi Aeria I Felt With More Energy And B12 Does A Little bit To

posted about 2 hours ago

Natural Cure

Hey guys!
I have heard about ways to naturally cure RA with dieting and exercise. Has anyone tried this or done this?

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User
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All I can say, is like my Rheumy told me in the beginning, when I was afraid to take so many drugs, that it's possible that you will just get worse and… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

Handshakes

My husband has to go to functions where I accompany him.

My question is, handshakes are not
something I can tolerate anymore.

How does one refuse and still be polite?

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User
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I would like to know this as well! I'm always interacting with the public, and as a pianist whose primary location of pain is in my hands, and being a… read more

posted 1 day ago

Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease (CPPD)

Hello –

I have posted here a couple of times on my diagnostic journey. Originally, I was told RA, then a second opinion didn’t confirm the RA diagnosis, and the Doc kept looking for several things, thinking possible peripheral ankylosing spondylitis. Well, after a LOT of ultrasounds and a few more appointments, my rheumy thinks it is Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease (CPPD). I had never heard of such a thing, but I am in the midst of researching everything I… read more

posted 2 days ago by A myRAteam User
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I've never heard of that disease, but my heart goes out to you. I was diagnosed with RA in 2008, and Plaquenil was one of the first meds., I was given.… read more

posted about 4 hours ago
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