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Anyone Have Stomach Pains, Gas, Bloating?

Anyone Have Stomach Pains, Gas, Bloating?

I have stomach pains, loss of appetite, has, bloating and have even lost 8 pounds over the last few months without trying. Does anyone have the same symptoms due to RA. I have been off of my Enbrel for the past 6 months so I'm not on anything. I kind of notice it around my menstrual cycle but I'm not sure if that what it is. My stomach issues last about 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off sometimes. It's so weird.

A myRAteam Member said:

Wright loss is a known symptom of RA.

posted about 12 hours ago

Breathing Issues

Breathing Issues

Anyone have breathing issues with RA? I also have Sjogren's and fibromyalgia and recently have noticed that when trying to take a deep breath(like yawning) I stop and cant catch a deep breath, I can still breath but it is uncomfortable until I can get my lungs to expand for that deep breath and when this happens the fatigue is bad.

A myRAteam Member said:

RA is a royal pain it can effect your organs also

posted 1 day ago

Meds

Meds

Please bear with me if I have all these questions.
I’m on Instagram and followed ppl with autoimmune ds just to connect.So far only a few have been helpful.Others are still trying to navigate their condition.I also have hypothyroidism(diagnosed same day as RA)and is taking levothyroxine.So this plus I have to take prednisone and hydroxychloroquine.And rheumatologist wants me to take Vit D and a contraception.I feel like it’s a bit too much.Dr says meds helps slow down progress of disease.But I’m not… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Thanks for your reply! I just took the hydroxy... Will take prednisone next.

posted 1 day ago

Anyone Have This Reaction To Oral Methotrexate?

Anyone Have This Reaction To Oral Methotrexate?

Throat clearing, burning in chest and throat, cough, phlegm in throat. Doctor took me off methotrexate, but can't or won't definitively say if caused by medication. Anyone else experience this?

A myRAteam Member said:

I agree that it is very individual, what works best for everyone, but feel we should all listen to experiences with all different meds. I was on read more

posted 1 day ago

Is It OK To Stop Taking Methotrexate While This Covid 19 Pandemic Is With Us?

Is It OK To Stop Taking Methotrexate While This Covid 19 Pandemic Is With Us?

I have ceased taking it for 4 weeks 15mg per week without any I'll effects because it lowers your immunity.Is there likely to any serious longterm effects.

A myRAteam Member said:

I would call the rheumatologist and talk to them.

posted 2 days ago

Leflunomide

Leflunomide

I've been on Leflunomide for over a month now. Had to go on it after Plaquenil and Methotrexate had too overwhelming of side effects for me. I'm also on a 30 mg prednisone taper now, for four weeks to help with the flaring. How long was it before you could notice the Leflunomide taking effect?

A myRAteam Member said:

I seemed to have side effects of all you are naming within 1-2 weeks.

posted 2 days ago

Has Anyone With RA Been On Low Dose Of Prednisone For Extended Period?

Has Anyone With RA Been On Low Dose Of Prednisone For Extended Period?

I am having severe problems with my knees (pain always and swelling some/most of the time. It is effecting my life very negatively. Prednisone helps and I have heard some people with RA get low doses as part of their treatment. Is this true? What dosage and what dangers?

A myRAteam Member said:

I can't take NSAIDS or Methotrexate so I've had to take low dose prednisone for many years. I have osteoporosis but other than that (which is terrible)… read more

posted 1 day ago
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