Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Has anyone had severe pain on top middle of foot that radiates to base of big toe?

Has anyone had severe pain on top middle of foot that radiates to base of big toe?

I woke up one morning and when I put my right foot on floor it would hurt. It would hurt at night if a sheet hit my big toe. However, I had no swelling or redness on big toe. I went on vacation and could hardly walk, so I went to see a orthopedic doctor and he thought I had sprained some tendons in middle of foot that affected my toes. When I had my Rheumatologist appt she seemed to think it could be gout. Any thoughts on what… read more

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A myRAteam Member said:

sounds like Gout.

posted about 2 hours ago
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Did you need joint replacement even though you’ve been on DMARDs /Biologics?

Did you need joint replacement even though you’ve been on DMARDs /Biologics?

I read a lot of unfortunate stories here of folks with RA having had or need joint replacements.
My question is were you on DMARDS/ biologics since you got RA and STILL needed your joint(s) replaced?
Or did u go years before u got on a RA meds, so it was already too much damage for DMARDS to help much by then?
Now, being on prednisone and/or NSAIDS ALONE for years doesn’t count, as they can not possibly stop joint damage anyway.
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A myRAteam Member said:

Rheumatologists are very emphatic about the dangers of not going on DMARDS and if left too long it is difficult to rectify disease progression. Does… read more

posted about 3 hours ago
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Can RA cause Pulmonary diseases?

Can RA cause Pulmonary diseases?

I've had asthma bronchitis all my life but my attacks are more severe. I don't have a Rheumatologist anymore due to $500.00 co-pay.. Also last Remade infusion I had heart difficulties not heart attack. Now I only have Medicare. Where can I find information about correlation between RA and pulmonary edema?

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One good thing asbout RA (if that’s even possible to say) is that there are a lot Of med options that will help combat this disease.
I also have… read more

posted about 7 hours ago
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Age garlic extract

Age garlic extract

Someone recently suggested trying age garlic extract for my RA. I have tried curcumin supplements, although effective, caused GI issues. Has anyone else tried AGE? Was it helpful? How much did you take?

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A myRAteam Member said:

I just started Curcummin Tumeric they are 550mg. Dietician suggested I take 1000mg a day. My tummy has been a bit icky since I started.

posted about 19 hours ago
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Is anyone dealing with RA as well as Diabetes?

Is anyone dealing with RA as well as Diabetes?

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A myRAteam Member said:

Thank goodness no diabetes... but I do know steroid use causes high blood sugars. Be very careful and monitor blood sugars carefully.

posted 3 days ago
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I am still having a difficult time adjusting to the fact that I have inflammatory arthritis and the limitations it seems to have on me.

I am still having a difficult time adjusting to the fact that I have inflammatory arthritis and the limitations it seems to have on me.

I am currently now at 1000 mg sulfasalazine twice a day since last flair a month ago. However, now back on prednisone for 9 days due to knees swelling along with soreness in back/neck. I walked our dog this morning and now suffering from that. Any suggestions and/or input? My recent CRP is 30.

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A myRAteam Member said:

Very useful information

posted 4 days ago
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Anyone else trying natural remedies?

Anyone else trying natural remedies?

My rheumatologist wanted to put me on Methetrexate. After reading all of the horrible side effects, I decided I'm not going on these scary drugs. There must be a better way to manage the flare ups.

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A myRAteam Member said:

I was on methotrexate for about a year half the side affects weren’t bad, the only thing I would get tired after taking it . But I was sensitive to the… read more

posted 3 days ago
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Does anyone have a burning sensation in the palm of their hands?

Does anyone have a burning sensation in the palm of their hands?

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A myRAteam Member said:

No i was taking sulphasalazine and chloryhydroxy?
I could not stand food ,everything tasted like salt ,
I lost 30 lb.
i felt like I was going to die I… read more

posted 2 days ago
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Methotrexate

Methotrexate

Can you stop using methotrexate for two weeks and resume safely?

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A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you

posted 4 days ago
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