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Age With RA

Age With RA

Hi, I’m 44 year old and have been diagnosed with RA since I was 41. People tell me I’m too young to have RA. What are some ages of people with RA. Thank you

posted 22 minutes ago
A myRAteam Member

Young kids can have RA. I have a friend who is 40. I’m 66, diagnosed last year. Age doesn’t matter, unfortunately. People may be thinking of osteoarthritis that typically occurs in people my age due… read more

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Does Anybody Have Any Experience With Taking Methroxate Or Cizma Injections For RA?

Does Anybody Have Any Experience With Taking Methroxate Or Cizma Injections For RA?

posted 2 hours ago
A myRAteam Member

I couldn't take it either, it would make me sick for 4 days by then it'd almost be time to take it again.

posted 30 minutes ago

How To Live On Hydroxychloroquine?

How To Live On Hydroxychloroquine?

My doctor just set me on hydroxychloroquine and since it is dampening the immune-system I wonder how much I have to isolate now and what to do/how to live. Any experiences/tipps/etc.?

posted 3 hours ago

Radiation For Brain Tumor And RA

Radiation For Brain Tumor And RA

Hello, I had surgery November 7 for removal of Meningioma brain tumor. The neurosurgeon was able to remove 99% of the tumor. Labs came back benign but it was a grade 2. The doctor would like me to do radiation treatments. My question has anyone else gone through radiation and did you have to stop your RA medication? I take Rinvoq.

posted 5 hours ago

Looking For Some Suggestions For Pain Relief. Hands, Fingers, Knees And Metatarsal Foot Pain Really Makes It Hard For Walking.

Looking For Some Suggestions For Pain Relief. Hands, Fingers, Knees And Metatarsal Foot Pain Really Makes It Hard For Walking.

posted 5 hours ago
A myRAteam Member

I also have pain with a dorsal heel spur in my right foot. I already try everything, now I’m thinking next step is surgery
I already had a finger surgery. Unfortunately some of us had gone through a… read more

posted 4 hours ago

Hello, I Have A Question Regarding Immunity After Covid, Curious If Anybody Has Checked On Their Status After Testing Positive For Covid.

Hello, I Have A Question Regarding Immunity After Covid, Curious If Anybody Has Checked On Their Status After Testing Positive For Covid.

I tested positive on 21 October and was actually quite I'll but have since recovered, which I'm thankful for
My rheumatologist decided to run a blood test to check my immunity status for Covid and as it turns out, in spite of having had Covid as well as all four Pfizer shots, I have zero immunity for Covid
I have been on Rituximab(sp?) for a couple of years so that's likely the reason but am curious if any of you have experienced the same or similar?
Hope everybody is taking good care and… read more

posted 6 hours ago
A myRAteam Member

Hi, my name is sheree. I have had H.S.P. Henock-Shonline-Purpura for 32 years, I've been told it won't go away now. My kidny function is very low 34. How can I get it back up to a better level, please… read more

posted 5 hours ago
COVID-19 and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Essential Updates Read more >

Is RA One Of The Most Difficult Illnesses Out There?

Is RA One Of The Most Difficult Illnesses Out There?

posted 13 hours ago
A myRAteam Member

Good morning..... Yes and no I think most autoimmune disease are difficult changing meds finding what works for you. The more time that goes by the worse it becomes. Having a good Rheumatologist… read more

posted 13 hours ago

Do RA Symptoms Worsen With Covid?

Do RA Symptoms Worsen With Covid?

I have Covid and my ankles , hips, wrists and back seem worse than ever. I know Covid causes joint pain, but has anyone experienced a flare during the illness.

posted 15 hours ago
A myRAteam Member

I’ve had Covid twice now and each time the RA just sent me through the roof with the pain so for me yes you got worse

posted 14 hours ago
COVID-19 and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Essential Updates Read more >
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