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Does Anyone Else Struggle With Severe Fatigue And Brain Fog?

Does Anyone Else Struggle With Severe Fatigue And Brain Fog?

I've noticed that many people with RA are able to work, exercise and be fairly functional. I struggle to drag myself through the day. I do some walking and low impact exercise 2 to 3 times a week but between feeling tired and muscle weakness, it's tough. Then on the days when I do exercise, I'm a zombie afterwards. I quit working 10 years ago because I wasn't able to function mentally after a few hours. I often forget words and lose track of conversations. So frustrating!
Is it just me?

A myRAteam Member said:

Fatigue and brain fog are the most frustrating thing about having RA…at least to me. The pain sucks too, but the lack of brain function is the worst. You are not alone. Changing diet and elimination… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

I Have Got A Dr's (GP)appointment This Week And I Was Going To Ask Her About Something For My Itching.

I Have Got A Dr's (GP)appointment This Week And I Was Going To Ask Her About Something For My Itching.

I find that I am nearly always itching. At first, I thought it was my epilepsy medication, because each tablet has several side effects and itching is one of them. Does anyone else have alot of itching. I am on Methotrexate (as well as RA tablets, folic acid and raloxifene,and 19 epilepsy tablets,including Dilantin (phenytoin) but my neurologist knows that I take Methotrexate and said its ok
If you do get itching, do you use a cream etc?I am seeing her on the 6th and would appreciate any… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I sometimes itch especially when my allergies are bothering me. I have too much histamine. Usually taking otc Claritan stops it.

posted about 7 hours ago

How Many On Here Have Nodules Pop Up Everywhere?

How Many On Here Have Nodules Pop Up Everywhere?

A myRAteam Member said:

I don't know about 'nodules' but I have fibromyalgia and that produces also soft nodules or lumps in various places. I never thought about it till now. But I do have what I call a 'bump'. It's kind of… read more

posted about 21 hours ago

Has Anyone Encountered Severe Itching That Starts On Your Joints & Radiates Out From There.

Has Anyone Encountered Severe Itching That Starts On Your Joints & Radiates Out From There.

I have been getting flare-ups of extreme itching that is so bad I have trouble sleeping. The flare-ups last for several weeks and have been going on for almost two years. I was diagnosed with RA about 7 years ago. The itching starts on the joints of my hands, feet, elbows and base of my neck. No problem with my knees as they were both replaced. Tried Benedryl, cold compresses, cool showers, moisturizers with no relief. Went off my RA meds, which I have been on for 5 years for several weeks, with… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

No rash. No changes in meds since this started and have had allergy tests completed with no allergies. No changes in soaps either. Thanks for the suggestions though.

posted about 9 hours ago

Has Anyone Dealt With Reoccurring UTIS?

Has Anyone Dealt With Reoccurring UTIS?

I have reoccurring UTIs. My urologist put me on a prophylactic antibiotic-Keflex. For 11/2 years I didn’t have any UTIs but now my body has gotten resistance to Keflex. I was taken off and now I’ve had 2 UTIs in 3 weeks. The problem is I have to go off my Humira til the infection clears. I take my Humira then and a week later the infection is back. They run tests in between and the infection is gone but returns. It’s a vicious circle because my joints start flaring being off the Humira
They… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

There's a group working hard on this Google Live UTI Free. You can get their emails. Good luck Hope you get answers and relief.

posted 1 day ago

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

Anyone who has had covid, did you stop taking the methotrexate?

A myRAteam Member said:

I did. I automatically stop methotrexate any time I have an infection - don’t wait for your doctor to tell you; sometimes they forget.

Also, because of my immune system and all the other meds I… read more

posted 1 day ago
COVID-19 and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Essential Updates Read more >

Humira

Humira

Has anyone had Covid and on Humira? Did you stop taking this whole recovering?

COVID-19 and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Essential Updates Read more >

How Do You Deal With Two Different Opinions For Doctors?

How Do You Deal With Two Different Opinions For Doctors?

My primary doctor wants me to get out there and live my life but my rheumatologist wants me to be careful. By being careful she means not flying on an airplane because more than 1/2 the people don’t wear masks, don’t hang around really crowded areas unless I am masked, etc.. How do you all deal with this? My husband and I want to take a trip (we aren’t sure where to yet) for out 30th anniversary but we want to make sure I’m safe. Help!

A myRAteam Member said:

Can you drive or go by train?

posted 1 day ago
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