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Does Everybody With RA Get Swelling?

Does Everybody With RA Get Swelling?

I have never had swelling besides my fingers but it goes down. Does everybody have swelling or is it normal to not have a lot of swelling?

A myRAteam Member said:

I have little to no swelling because I'm getting Rituxan infusions. I honestly sometimes forget I have RA; this medication works that well for me. It's very expensive, but if you have medical insurance the company that makes Rituxan will cover your co-pay if you sign up for their program. I never had to pay anything. I just started on Medicare this May. I've since found out Medicare Part B will cover all but 20%, and my supplemental Plan F will pick up the rest. I will not be charged for any part of the infusions. I know some people are afraid to have an infusion, but I experienced nothing but a little nausea and a very mild headache for about a day after the infusion. That's it. It lasts me more than six months before I need another infusion. I'm on no other medication for my RA.

edited, originally posted over 6 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi..in my onset my feet anf hands were very swollen til the meds started to work

posted over 6 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I haven't had much swelling since early days of disease. I've had it for about 30 yrs. It depends on person and how the disease hits them.

posted over 6 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

yes my hands and feet and legs and wrists

posted over 6 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

The diet has really helped me the most with swelling and of course supplements

edited, originally posted over 6 years ago
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