Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Does Methoxotrate help?

Does Methoxotrate help?

I am terrified about taking this drug!

A myRAteam Member said:

I just started it last week and i was very scared. The first few days after i took it were rough but im feeling normal again.

posted about 10 hours ago

Methoxotrate

Methoxotrate

Please tell me it gets better..... took it before bed. Next day felt like i had taken about 5 xanax all at once, chest pain, throwing up, hot one min sweating, chills next minute. Night sweats. No appetite. Stomach pain. Then second day still in a foggy state , so tired even after sleeping 9-10 hours couldnt hold my eyes open still nauseated and still hot and cold back and forth. BAHHH. And they want me to increase by two more pills in a little over a week?!

A myRAteam Member said:

Those side effects should be less as your body gets used to the MTX. Be sure to have food on your stomach when you take it. I have the injectable and… read more

posted about 12 hours ago

Does anyone have muscle soreness where the skin and muscles feel extremely tender?

Does anyone have muscle soreness where the skin and muscles feel extremely tender?

Today I woke up with a soreness from my shoulders, ribcage, back, and rear that has caused me to feel so tender it hurts to the touch. I've had this before but not to this extreme and not usually for more than an hour or two. I can't even wear a bra because it's too painful. If you've experienced this, what do you do? Im miserable. Thanks for your help.

A myRAteam Member said:

Lyrica can be especially helpful for the common fibromyalgia symptom of burning nerve pain.
Glad it helped u @A myRAteam Member. Best wishes

posted 2 days ago

Has anyone experienced extreme nausea with a flare-up?

Has anyone experienced extreme nausea with a flare-up?

I had a very stressful weekend and spent the entire next week with dry mouth, no appetite and a sick feeling in my stomach. I lost 10 lbs in one week. Lost a lot of sleep as well. I wasn't sure if it was a flare or just a virus.

A myRAteam Member said:

Hi I had the same a couple of weeks ago wasn’t sure if it was a virus went to doctors he sent me for a chest x ray which was normal sounds similar take… read more

posted 1 day ago

Bacteria in urine/ slightly high calcium level/slightly sluggish kidneys

Bacteria in urine/ slightly high calcium level/slightly sluggish kidneys

I have felt like I have a small urine infection on and off for a few months. I did urine tests two times and results reveal a slight amount of bacteria. I was told to drink more water. Urine and blood work reveal slightly high calcium levels. Not sure if this has to do with potentially sluggish kidney function. I am still being tested every few weeks. I take 6 methtrexate a week and sulfazamine two times a day. Could this be… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Well, if doc thought u had a UTI, she would most likely have put you on a course of antibiotics.
Kidney function is measured primarily by serum… read more

posted 3 days ago

Pregnancy & RA

Pregnancy & RA

Hi Ladies,
Has anyone gone through pregnancy after being diagnosed with RA? Was it planned? Did you stop treatment? How did you feel throughout the pregnancy with or without treatment. (I've read there are safe treatments for RA during pregnancy) How was your delivery and how did you feel afterwards and how long did you wait to get back on the treatment? Sorry, this is such a random question. I am new to this condition, it has been 1 year since I received the diagnosis and I don't have any… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I got RA at 25 so pregnancy is something ive been wondering about. What is the process like? I want be able to plan for it

posted 15 minutes ago

How do you deal with being around sick people (when you have a suppressed immune system)?

How do you deal with being around sick people (when you have a suppressed immune system)?

I'm so curious to know how those of us with suppressed immune systems deal with people around us who are sick (like your coworkers, significant others, etc.).

For some background, a few of my colleagues and I went out to lunch today, and only after we had been at lunch for a bit did I find out that one of them has pneumonia. She said she's on antibiotics and isn't contagious, but immediately my mind went into "evacuation… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Glad to oblige, John!

posted about 4 hours ago
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