Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Has anyone had changes in their muscle tone on the feet and hands ? ( At a younger age)

I’m wondering if anyone else has lost muscle tone in their feet and hands . Muscles almost feet mushy on my feet and by my pinky and thumb . Very hard to explain or put into words lol . I know we all have weakness but just wanted to see if anyone else around my age had changes they can physically see ?!

posted about 10 hours ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I thought I just old early. Just kidding. That’s why we have to move. I pay for hand and feet massage when I go for manicure and pedicure. Worth it.

posted about 8 hours ago
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Did it ever take anyone take multiple visits and 6months to a year for DX?

Has anyone went in with joint pain and muscle weakness and had ANA and RF come back normal /negative as well as sed rate borderline or not high enough to be at RA level ? I’m wondering if the tests can be negative / not high enough and first and if /when things progress and get worse those levels change ? Wondering if this has people being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia when it’s the start of RA ?

posted about 10 hours ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi Candice, welcome to the site, good friendly people here, all are willing to help and understand what you are feeling. The rate for tests positive and… read more

posted about 4 hours ago
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Has anyone ever tried Diclofenac and had results without having side effects?

posted about 12 hours ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi Audrey, Thanks for the response. My daughter just started using it today. Dr prescribed 150 mg a day. She originally prescribed Celebrex but… read more

posted about 10 hours ago
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Has anyone implemented coffee enemas to detox the liver?

I’ve just begun doing them. Now I’m not on any medications so I’m doing it just for general detoxification of the liver plus the clearing of waste that’s stuck in the colon walls. But the idea behind the detoxification of the liver would seem ideal for the meds a lot of people are on. Just wondering if anyone has tried this. I know people with cancer are recommended to do them multiple times a day because of the harshness of the chemo and medications.

edited, originally posted 1 day ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Wow! Awesome response a lot of info there! Would love to talk more. From doing a lot of my own research and studies everything you’re talking about… read more

posted 1 day ago
3 medium

What do we eat that helps us with RA?

posted 2 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have started eating apples every day, figure it can’t hurt

posted 2 days ago
7 medium

Does anyone have thigh pain?

Its only on one side (left). Sonetimes bad, sometimes not so bad. Seems as if it starts in hip and runs around to the front of my leg. Whats your experience with this if any?

posted 2 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Oops - forgot to write that it really helped ALOT.

posted 2 days ago
1 medium

I am terrified to start my methotrexate; anything to ease my mind?

Just was diagnosed and I am prescribed to take 4 methotrexate once a week along with folic acid daily. I haven’t taken my first dose yet and I’m terrified after seeing everyone’s side effects. She told me it could make me nauseous so she also gave me some Zofran. I just wish I could go straight to injection.

edited, originally posted 2 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Well everyone I took my first dose this morning! No nausea! It did however make me very tired.

posted about 20 hours ago
3 medium

Looking for a replacement for Effexor XR

My wife and I have only been married for a month and the sexual side effects are unacceptable for both of us.

posted 3 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was on that for awhile and then was on zoloft for a long time until being put on Savella which had an antidepressant in it.

posted 2 days ago