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Remicade

Remicade

how does my doctor and myself know when the infusions should be every 4 weeks instead of 8.

A myRAteam Member said:

Generally, based on how you describe your symptoms and how your normal daily activities are becoming affected by your RA, your blood tests measuring inflammation, and your rheumatologist’s physical… read more

posted about 12 hours ago

Has Anyone Used Embrel Self Injections For RA ?

Has Anyone Used Embrel Self Injections For RA ?

I am taking celebrex twice a day as prescribed by a pain management dr do to a previous back injury from 2013, prior to being dx with RA. My RA dr started me on hydroxycloroquine 1 every day, then added methotrexate once a week along with folic acid every day. My last visit she mention that she is wanting to start me on embrel injections once a week also, she told me that it can help slow the progression of RA, but not sure if i want to try, i also suffer severe migrianes, which i am also on 3… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Enbrel,is the 💣! 😃

posted about 12 hours ago

To Those Of Us With Seronegative RA, Have You Encountered Doctors That Refused To Treat You?

To Those Of Us With Seronegative RA, Have You Encountered Doctors That Refused To Treat You?

After initial diagnosis by my PCP, he recommended going to a Rheumatologist. In my search, I contacted a highly rated one, but he would not accept me as a patient because he said that if there are no RA markers in my blood, all I had was Fibromyalgia. He did not base this on an exam, because I never went there. Fortunately, I found an excellent Rheumatologist who treats me based on examination and my symptoms. He's knowledgeable and genuinely kind.

A myRAteam Member said:

Good for you for being proactive and seeking out the best for yourself! From what I've read, RA is so varied and unpredictable from one person to another yet the damage it can and will do in its… read more

posted 1 day ago

Being Sick And Work Treating Me Differently Because Of My RA Help.... Please

Being Sick And Work Treating Me Differently Because Of My RA Help.... Please

Does anyone know anything about my work being able to treat me differently because I have rheumatoid arthritis. I used to never get sick but since being diagnosed I have been sick 4 times and my work only allows three. I'm not trying to get introuble and I don't call in all the time by any means. This past time they made me come in and physical look that I was sick. (Which I am) is there something to protect me from being in trouble? I only called in today because I'm have a sore throat really… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you so much going to ask for the forms. And have my MD fill it out too.

posted 3 days ago

Simponi Aria Side Effects-sleep Issues, Hot Flashes?

Simponi Aria Side Effects-sleep Issues, Hot Flashes?

I’m wondering if anyone else has experienced sleep issues and also hot flashes at night with simponi aria? I I am on my second infusion And seem to be having these effects, to a point that feels intolerable. I am due shortly to get a third dose in a few weeks but I am hesitant to do that since the infusion lasts for two months. It doesn’t seem like any of the TNF blocker‘s are working for me. This is number five. I’ve only had mild improvements say 25%. I’m interested to know if anyone else’s… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

If Simponi doesn't help you, you might want to move away from TNF to another class of biologic drugs. Orencia, Kineret, Actemra, Rituximab are examples.

posted about 13 hours ago

Treatment For Ra, Oa, Gout And Pseudo Gout

Treatment For Ra, Oa, Gout And Pseudo Gout

A myRAteam Member said:

Treatment is very different for each of the four diseases you mention. Step one is see a rheumatologist for a definitive diagnosis of which one or one’s you have. Then and only then can an effective… read more

posted 1 day ago

Is Humira Working?

Is Humira Working?

How do I know if Humira (every 2 weeks since April) and weekly methotrexate are working? I thought my elbow pain would be gone by now but it is getting worse.

A myRAteam Member said:

Biologic drugs can take up to 6 months to work. Methotrexate takes a while too. Sad but true. Check with your doc though.

posted about 12 hours ago
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