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Changing from Enbrel to Humira due to insurance

Changing from Enbrel to Humira due to insurance

do you have to wait a certain amount of time between these medications

A myRAteam Member said:

Well, Humira is every two weeks, so a 2 week minimum delay is probably expected. He probably wanted to be super safe all Humira was removed from your… read more

posted about 6 hours ago

I have arm and hand tremours, does anyone have a suggestion for me?

I have arm and hand tremours, does anyone have a suggestion for me?

I I have arm and hand tremours, does anyone have a suggestion for me? My hands shake so bad that I can't eat soup with a spoon. I can't even write out my Christmas cards, my grocery lists look like a 2 year old's writing. Has anyone else experienced this?

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you very much Sam. I am in Ontario Canada and have private benefits in my retirement. I wouldn't have Mum anywhere else but with me as long as I… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

Has anyone had genetic testing for precision medicine?

Has anyone had genetic testing for precision medicine?

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, but you have to go to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Best wishes
PS...not sure “precise medication” has been achieved yet for RA use. But those… read more

posted about 21 hours ago

Do you know if treatment plans for patients prove effective when taking Plaquenil daily and Methotrexate (60 mgs) 1 day a week?

Do you know if treatment plans for patients prove effective when taking Plaquenil daily and Methotrexate (60 mgs) 1 day a week?

I was diagnosed with RA 7 months ago. My Rheumatologist is great and because I am on many other meds, both he & I have agreed to be somewhat conservative. I still experience joint pain and some swelling of specific joints. Just wondering if it is a normal situation for RA or do I need to be open to a more aggressive treatment regimen.

A myRAteam Member said:

Oops! I made a mistake. I was on prednisone & it made me gain the weight. Sorry for the mistake.

posted 1 day ago

I've been on anti acids for a very long time and I'm wondering if they are contributing to my skin issues, the burning and irritation.

I've been on anti acids for a very long time and I'm wondering if they are contributing to my skin issues, the burning and irritation.

I don't think I will be able to get off these medications due to an abdominal surgery. I was using Zantac but with the RECALL I'm going to try Pepcid. I'm really concerned after reading how anti acids can affect your body. Not one of my doctors warned me of the dangers and like a dummy, I never read up on them. Has anyone else had issues with their skin while using these medications?… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member I have been very fortunate that I have not had such side affects with medications until recently. And I've been on Enbrel now for 10… read more

edited, originally posted 2 days ago

What kind of difficulties can I expect when flying with RA?

What kind of difficulties can I expect when flying with RA?

Can I get any special treatment from the airlines? Any advice for traveling with my meds? Thankfully, it's the off week for my shot, so I don't have to drag along my Humira It's my first time flying since my diagnosis, so clue me in on what to expect please?!?

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you Maxwell!

posted 2 days ago

Is there stages to Ra

Is there stages to Ra

I was just wondering

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member omg thank you i was just thinking about it

posted 3 days ago

How long did your Biologic/Biosimilar medication help your RA?

How long did your Biologic/Biosimilar medication help your RA?

I just started taking Erelzi this year and it has reduced my inflammation in my left hand, but recently the pain has started increasing.
I am asking for feedback on whether or not I should consider changing my medication.
Thanking everyone in advance for their input.

A myRAteam Member said:

Simponi lasted for 3 1/2 yrs., Enbrel for 4 months, and Humira made my RA worse.

posted 1 day ago

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Has anyone experienced nodes above breast enlarged and tissue thickening? I'm having pain and burning.

A myRAteam Member said:

Not on top of but in my breasts I have hard masses (not cancerous), & tissue thickening but now with pain & burning. I’m sorry you’re having to… read more

posted 3 days ago

Is it normal for my ankles to hurts i have new pain

Is it normal for my ankles to hurts i have new pain

It's sore i didn't hurt it or anything

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes my ankles were probably the last joint to start being affected

posted 4 days ago
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