I woke up one morning and when I put my right foot on floor it would hurt. It would hurt at night if a sheet hit my big toe. However, I had no swelling or redness on big toe. I went on vacation and could hardly walk, so I went to see a orthopedic doctor and he thought I had sprained some tendons in middle of foot that affected my toes. When I had my Rheumatologist appt she seemed to think it could be gout. Any thoughts on what… read more
I read a lot of unfortunate stories here of folks with RA having had or need joint replacements.
My question is were you on DMARDS/ biologics since you got RA and STILL needed your joint(s) replaced?
Or did u go years before u got on a RA meds, so it was already too much damage for DMARDS to help much by then?
Now, being on prednisone and/or NSAIDS ALONE for years doesn’t count, as they can not possibly stop joint damage anyway.
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I've had asthma bronchitis all my life but my attacks are more severe. I don't have a Rheumatologist anymore due to $500.00 co-pay.. Also last Remade infusion I had heart difficulties not heart attack. Now I only have Medicare. Where can I find information about correlation between RA and pulmonary edema?
Someone recently suggested trying age garlic extract for my RA. I have tried curcumin supplements, although effective, caused GI issues. Has anyone else tried AGE? Was it helpful? How much did you take?
I am currently now at 1000 mg sulfasalazine twice a day since last flair a month ago. However, now back on prednisone for 9 days due to knees swelling along with soreness in back/neck. I walked our dog this morning and now suffering from that. Any suggestions and/or input? My recent CRP is 30.
My rheumatologist wanted to put me on Methetrexate. After reading all of the horrible side effects, I decided I'm not going on these scary drugs. There must be a better way to manage the flare ups.