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Are Shivers Part Of RA

Are Shivers Part Of RA

A myRAteam Member said:

To be honest you can't rule anything out darling. Some drugs will cause shivers.xxxx

posted 1 day ago

Medicare And Part D

Medicare And Part D

I was wondering how Medicare and RA and Lupus drugs work. I start Medicare March 1st. I think they told me that I can apply for a drug plan or something else starting December 1st. They did check my medication for part D and said xeljanz is not covered. I believe it is a tier 5 drug. All the other medications RA medication made me very sick even humera and enbral. Can anyone tell me about how to do part D or Medigap or advantage and how do I get my medication paid. Just wondering if anyone… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I think that you have to get another health insurance to pay for your drug's like bluecross blueshield, are Humana it will cost you more but then I… read more

posted 1 day ago

Have Any Of You Had An Indeterminate Result To A DNA DS Antibody Test?

Have Any Of You Had An Indeterminate Result To A DNA DS Antibody Test?

I have been tested for lupus and this test has shown indeterminate twice. So its not negative but in between. All my other lupus tests are normal. Could my rheumatoid arthritis be causing these antibodies?

A myRAteam Member said:

I would think it could. But who knows? RA is a very strange and complicated disease. Never knew it could cause so many problems. Something happened to… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

Can I Use A Keyword To Get Information

Can I Use A Keyword To Get Information

A myRAteam Member said:

I see the search icon now. Thank you, and please ignore this question.

posted 1 day ago

Second Opinion Versus Current Treatment

Second Opinion Versus Current Treatment

Hi. I've asked for a second opinion of my diagnosis which will happen in January. My current RA wants me to begin infusions in December. Should I hold off on this until I get my second opinion? If I do start the infusions, will this effect their findings? I'm not really sure how to proceed here. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

A myRAteam Member said:

Theresa it is your body and you have the first right to chose not him/her. If you are still on the same meds especially Embrol I would go for second… read more

posted about 13 hours ago

Stiff Fingers In The Morning--

Stiff Fingers In The Morning--

I have seen a rheumatologist twice now and he keeps sending me home with nothing. I have stiff fingers that hurt but only for a couple minutes when I get up. Once I begin moving them, they are fine. I also have minimal joint pain. If it isn't arthritis, what could it be? It has began keeping me up a lot at night, just trying to keep moving my fingers so they don't get stiff. I also pop everywhere and that is new. Every time I move around something pops.
Any ideas??

A myRAteam Member said:

I'd find another doctor. My symptoms appeared very gradually, and I was given an NSAID for mild symptoms.

posted about 19 hours ago

What Has A Painclinic Done For You?

What Has A Painclinic Done For You?

I've been to a pain clinic before...I felt like 1 in a hundred cattle being herded thru there...was given narcs and sent on my way. I didn't like that at all. I don't like to take narcotics and resort to them only as last resort.
Have tried Physical Therapy, Tens units, every salve onthemarket, joint injections oh so many things
Any help appreciated

A myRAteam Member said:

I use a heating pad and it is very effective but when I can, a pool does amazingly wonderful and the results are worth going often

posted 1 day ago

Which Medication Helped You The Most

Which Medication Helped You The Most

(I know everyone is different, just wondering)

A myRAteam Member said:

Angela I'm like you. Not much pain when on Prednisone but it does have a lot of side effects. I try to use only during flares. And then cut back as it… read more

posted about 6 hours ago

Rheumatoid Arthritis Feet

Rheumatoid Arthritis Feet

The bottoms of my feet hurt terribly. I have blisters under the skin... What is this

A myRAteam Member said:

Probably another symptom
Of Ra. Is the pain from the blisters and or something else as well?

posted 2 days ago
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