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Flares

Flares

I have now my 3 flares in a row in 2 weeks.
Is that normal for RA. I am diagnosed in 2019 and use methotraxate.

A myRAteam Member said:

Thats tough. The good news is it will end. When I’ve had intensive, multiple day flares, my Dr hits it with 40 mg Prednisone. He then tapers it down to 7.5 over a couple of weeks. Good luck. It too… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

I Am Waking Up With A Very Painful Headache And Neck? Is Anyone Else Experiencing This?

I Am Waking Up With A Very Painful Headache And Neck? Is Anyone Else Experiencing This?

I have read up that this could be rheumatoid arthritis in the neck as it really hurts when I move . I just wondered what I could do before I go to sleep to alleviate this pain.

A myRAteam Member said:

I have a hand massager that really helps. Also diclofenac (generic voltaren) could help

posted 4 minutes ago

Alternative Meds

Alternative Meds

Has anyone tried alternative Meds or Acupunture? I am having no luck with my doctor. Nothing she prescribes helps. I have been thinking of visiting the Health shop or Chinese health shop. Has anybody tried these and had any success? Thankyou

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been using CBD oil for over 12 months now .. made a massive difference an I’m not having to take handfuls of prescription tablets anymore.

posted 1 day ago

Methotrexate Injections (metoject)

Methotrexate Injections (metoject)

Hi all. I'm based in the UK and really pleased I've found this group!

I take methotrexate by one injection once a week on a Sunday night. My Mondays vary greatly.

I find that if I'm well hydrated, have a good diet (it's been bad recently), sleep well - especially on the night of the medication I like to get a long sleep, that I tend to feel better on the Monday. The injections in me cause mainly dizziness which causes me to feel slightly queasy (not terrible), have indigestion (lovely!) and… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Do you take other meds? I am taking methotrexate injection with no trouble. Maybe something else is to blame. Or, talk to your doc.

posted about 23 hours ago

Pain During Sex

Pain During Sex

Hi,

Uncomfortable question but if i cant ask it here where can i… Has anyone expirenced vaginal dryness and pain during intercourse?

A myRAteam Member said:

I know that this can happen for various reasons, even due to medications. There are good lubricants available that you can find easily online, or in stores that will help. I know it's an extra step in… read more

posted 6 days ago
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