Sudden onset of hair loss, I think due to meds. I take 1000mg of mycophenolate mofetil twice a day & 400mg of plaquenil twice daily. My joints are great, but I’ll be bald shortly at the rate my hair is falling out. Has anyone else had a similar experience.
If my MRI, which I am having on August 30, does not show significant progression of my RA, how do I get my point across that the pain is affecting my life, when talking to my Rheumatologist?
Currently I am taking Tylenol 2, which my Family Doctor is prescribing.
Hopefully I am worrying, for nothing.
I had a concurrent gum infection and an abscessed tooth a couple months ago. Immediately following that I began experiencing bilateral joint pain in my hands, wrists, elbows, and knees. I also feel very fatigued. I don’t have noticeable swelling or redness, but my hands feel weak and I have some tingling in them. I have a strong family history of autoimmune including an Aunt with RA and a dad with Psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s. My aunt does not have noticeable… read more
Does anyone else find that they are clumsy? I have dropped my phone so many times im surprised it works. I trip and stumble, i have fallen down a couple of stairs. I drop keys, my purse, a whole cup of coffee (not the best start to a work day) im wondering if its the RA or the hand full of pills i take on a daily basis....
On September 13, I am seeing my Rheumatologist, to get the results of my MRI.
I need to inform my Rheumatologist about the pain I am experiencing in my hands.
Any advice on how to get my point across, would be appreciated.
Currently I am taking Methotrexate.
I think I might need to start a Biologic.
Just another one of many questions in my head....i lnow not EVERYTHING will relate to RA but it doesnt hurt to ask even the oddest ones becuase one wont know till its asked. Last year i started having some crackling in my ear like water was in it. That went on for months and then finally went away. No ear infections with it, no sickness or colds. I have post nasal drip but have had it for years. Over time i started to lose my hearing. Since i dont have… read more
So I flared with excruciating pain almost two months ago. Normally after a week my foot goes back to normal but not this time. It stayed huge. I could walk on it for short lengths and was fine. Just Looks horrible. Why is it still so big?? Of course today it started to flare with the intense pain. My question is, in the in between time when it just looked bad was it still in a flare and I didn’t know. Why the heck isn’t it going back to my normal cute ankle size. Doctor did x ray and… read more
Insurance company said they are not going to cover pain medications any longer?