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Are There Any Natural Remedies To Help RA?

Are There Any Natural Remedies To Help RA?

I am afraid to go on medicine for my RA. Is there any natural remedies that can help with RA. Has anyone taken an inflammation marker test to see what causes inflammation in your body? Thanks

A myRAteam Member said:

My dr follows my CRP's which are inflammation markers. I think normal range is 5 but mine go up and down and right now my numbers are 157 horrible and… read more

posted about 12 hours ago

Lotions And Creams For Pain

Lotions And Creams For Pain

Hello, so I have 2 questions, my knee is sometimes over the top, and what topical creams have worked for anyone out there.....What I bought did not help. Second question, I have very dry skin, and I use avena 2 times a day............I need something else that will help............so thanks in advance for answers to my questions............

A myRAteam Member said:

Does anyone use essential oils? Do you have a recipe for a blend that works? I know curtain oils work for pain, numbing, etc I just haven't found a… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

POTS

POTS

Does anyone have POTS with their RA? Recently diagnosed, do not know much about it, was wondering what has worked for anyone and what has made things worse or how you cope with it?

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you I'll keep you in my prayers. Love and hugs

posted about 22 hours ago

What's Your Opinion About Rituximab?

What's Your Opinion About Rituximab?

A myRAteam Member said:

Hi Anne,
That's encouraging. Yes, it is a long infusion. I have a follow-up with my RA doctor on the 11th to set it up. Fingers crossed.
Have a… read more

posted about 6 hours ago

Has Anyone Heard Of Dr Scott Hannen And Have You Tried Any Of His Suggested Supplements?

Has Anyone Heard Of Dr Scott Hannen And Have You Tried Any Of His Suggested Supplements?

Hi! My husband bought a book by Dr Scott Hannen, "Stop the Pain". The book isn't specifically for RA patients but for anyone with pain. It discussed different supplements that are you used in other parts of the world but not as much in the United States. He states it's because the US if financially motivated by the pharma industry. Specifically, has anyone tried Spirulina? I have read the side effects and cautions for the… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I am so sorry to hear that. About 5 months ago, during the middle of the night, I feel over my dog and tore my rotator cuff and labrum in my shoulder… read more

posted 1 day ago

Diagnosis Around 70

Diagnosis Around 70

Has anyone been diagnosed on or around the age of 70? Would love to hear your story. I am 70 and was just diagnosed.

A myRAteam Member said:

Hi, same meds I started with in 2017, sulfasalazine, methtrexate, folic acid and meloxicam. I do have to take iron pill otc due to low iron. I have… read more

posted about 13 hours ago

Ctor Just Dismissed It

Ctor Just Dismissed It

I am having severe pains all over my body swelling ankles and kneess even the soles of my feet hurt and very very tired i take 25mg of methtrexate but at the moment even taking this is not helping . I asked my doctor if it could be fybromialga . Sorry if spelling is wrong .. he just dismissed the idea and gave me tramadol which i wont take. Im sleepy and dizzy enough without taking them. Im still waiting of my consultant getting back to me. Covid seems to have but a stop to replies when… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I switched to RINVOQ an I'm doing better. You may want to ask your doctor about it.
Hope u r feeling better soon.

posted 1 day ago
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