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Has anyone gotten a port for infusion of RA meditations?

I started Orencia infusions about 2 1/2 years ago. I have always been hard to start an iv on or draw blood from. But over the last six months it been 6 to 7 trys to start an IV every time. The lab has given up on trying to draw blood. They just have the infusion center get it out of the IV on infusion day. So i guess im trying to decide if a port is something I want to approach my rheumatologist about.

posted about 1 hour ago by A myRAteam User
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Opinions are much needed!

Ive come across this shirt with a list of names of Rheumatoid Warriors. As ypu can see the listing price is 28.99 with the ribbon in the front and 23.99 without the ribbon the front. What do you think about removing Artritis from the shirt and just putting Rheumatoid Awareness with the list of warrior names? I know someone that can make these same exact shirts, and alot better looking than what appears here for just 19.99
Who would be interested in this? I ask because he wants a certain… read more

posted about 9 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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@A myRAteam User, I do want one with my name on it, please. Christine Ewing.

posted about 8 hours ago
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I started with methotrexate and had really severe cramps, I mean my whole body, then the Dr. started me on Cimzia

Dr. checked with my cardiologist because I have CHF and he felt it was ok to try but needed me to be checked within 2 months to make sure it did not effect heart. Well after second round of injections started having extreme sweating attacks and then I noticed a little shortness of breath. The day before my third set of injections I called to discuss these with the nurse to see if they were normal and… read more

posted about 16 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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next step after MTX

Just curious what everyone's next step after Methotrexate was, and did you use it in conjunction with Methotrexate.

posted about 17 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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I was on MTX, not working on its own, steroids added. Only felt okay with both. Dr. also added Plaquinil. After 9 months still no great. I'm currently… read more

posted about 5 hours ago
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My husband just started taking Humira yesterday, what are some of the side effects we should watch for and how long should it take to see a difference in his symptoms?

posted about 18 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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I saw a difference after about 2-3 months. I've been taking for a year now and my fingers are back to normal I can wear my engagement ring again! I… read more

posted about 5 hours ago
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Multiple Autoimmune Diseases

Hi all!
I have multiple autoimmune diseases: RA, and recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and an under active Thyroid. Should I only see a Autoimmune Disease doctor or continue to see 3 different doctors? Anyone else with multiple autoimmune diseases? What do you do?

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User
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I just go to a rheumatoid specialist now regularly and tell him/her all my woes and that's it. For me it works

posted about 18 hours ago
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Has anyone taken Kevzara? Any positives or negatives? I’m taking my first injection this Friday.

Any experience with Kevzara? I’ve taken so many over the years.

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User
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I have been on it for almost a year and it is fantastic! I have had no side effects. It just took up to three shots to take full effect. Make sure to… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Hi, does anyone have any info on using CBD oil while taking methotrexate and leflunomide please? Worried they may interact - thank you x

posted 2 days ago by A myRAteam User
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No evidence just experience but I havent noticed any adverse side effects or interactions. I noticed a little bit of improvement of RA symptoms. CBD oil… read more

posted about 17 hours ago
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I wonder if others have mouth problems connectedto their RA

I wonder if others have mouth problems connectedto their RA. I am aware that the dry mouth is caused by theRA medications that I take. But I have a time with burning of my mouth now too, everything that I eat. Also, brushing my teeth is a chore. I am now having trouble with my teeth aching. And there does not seem to be a reason. Any advice will be appreciated. Thank you!

posted 2 days ago by A myRAteam User
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posted about 11 hours ago
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Gf, starch and grain free, maybe dairy free

Has anyone truly been pain / low RA symptoms with drastic change fooand diet changes?

Im starch free, grain free, thinking of going dairy free, low sugar.... and eating anti- inflammatory foods.

Just looking for realistic. Im seeing the rheumatologist again on thursday for our POA.

posted 2 days ago by A myRAteam User

I think everyone is different, so everyone will react differently to each way of eating. I went off gluten in November of last year and it helped me… read more

posted 1 day ago
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