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Has anyone experienced hair loss due to meds.

Sudden onset of hair loss, I think due to meds. I take 1000mg of mycophenolate mofetil twice a day & 400mg of plaquenil twice daily. My joints are great, but I’ll be bald shortly at the rate my hair is falling out. Has anyone else had a similar experience.

posted about 3 hours ago by A myRAteam User

Thank you

posted about 1 hour ago
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Addition to previous question.

If my MRI, which I am having on August 30, does not show significant progression of my RA, how do I get my point across that the pain is affecting my life, when talking to my Rheumatologist?
Currently I am taking Tylenol 2, which my Family Doctor is prescribing.
Hopefully I am worrying, for nothing.

posted about 12 hours ago by A myRAteam User

A list Susan...it can help to get your needs across.

posted about 2 hours ago
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I am curious about the early symptoms of RA?

I had a concurrent gum infection and an abscessed tooth a couple months ago. Immediately following that I began experiencing bilateral joint pain in my hands, wrists, elbows, and knees. I also feel very fatigued. I don’t have noticeable swelling or redness, but my hands feel weak and I have some tingling in them. I have a strong family history of autoimmune including an Aunt with RA and a dad with Psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s. My aunt does not have noticeable… read more

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User

Works ok, my pain is not excruciating like some people experience.

posted about 7 hours ago
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Dropping things

Does anyone else find that they are clumsy? I have dropped my phone so many times im surprised it works. I trip and stumble, i have fallen down a couple of stairs. I drop keys, my purse, a whole cup of coffee (not the best start to a work day) im wondering if its the RA or the hand full of pills i take on a daily basis....

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User

Hope you are doing better these days Gabreal

posted about 16 hours ago
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Advice for Rheumatologist appointment

On September 13, I am seeing my Rheumatologist, to get the results of my MRI.
I need to inform my Rheumatologist about the pain I am experiencing in my hands.
Any advice on how to get my point across, would be appreciated.
Currently I am taking Methotrexate.
I think I might need to start a Biologic.

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User

My problem is a high pain tolerance, I end up in trouble

posted about 5 hours ago
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Has anyone heard of or experienced hearing loss from RA?

Just another one of many questions in my head....i lnow not EVERYTHING will relate to RA but it doesnt hurt to ask even the oddest ones becuase one wont know till its asked. Last year i started having some crackling in my ear like water was in it. That went on for months and then finally went away. No ear infections with it, no sickness or colds. I have post nasal drip but have had it for years. Over time i started to lose my hearing. Since i dont have… read more

posted 3 days ago by A myRAteam User

I have had occasional ear pain but never a full blown ear infection that i know of. I have had ringing in my ears occasionaly over many years, i had my… read more

posted about 5 hours ago
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posted 3 days ago by A myRAteam User

Thank you! Will ask my dr about it on Tues.in bad flare today. Severe pain all over on 40 mg prednisone .. not doing the job and it’s Sat. Of course...… read more

edited, originally posted 2 days ago
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Swelling that won’t go away

So I flared with excruciating pain almost two months ago. Normally after a week my foot goes back to normal but not this time. It stayed huge. I could walk on it for short lengths and was fine. Just Looks horrible. Why is it still so big?? Of course today it started to flare with the intense pain. My question is, in the in between time when it just looked bad was it still in a flare and I didn’t know. Why the heck isn’t it going back to my normal cute ankle size. Doctor did x ray and… read more

posted 4 days ago by A myRAteam User

Does anyone have periphal neuropathy? I don’t have diabetes but have numb toes and one foot. Now that I’m on dose pack prednisone, I have restless legs… read more

edited, originally posted 3 days ago
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Is anyone being told that insurance won’t cover pain meds??

Insurance company said they are not going to cover pain medications any longer?

posted 4 days ago by A myRAteam User

Really I haven’t heard that I hope that’s not the plan because what am I going to do I have pain every day some days better than others but it’s so bad… read more

posted about 18 hours ago
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