I have RA, 8 years now.. Only start seeing a RA Dr. about 5 years ago.. Since then I have lost my insurance.. I did real good for awhile on MTX but then got bad blood work, liver and it was effecting my lungs.. So started Enbrel, worked pretty good but my lungs were still being effected. My O2 would stay in the low 80's. So since FEB. I am only seeing my family dr.. Other than tramadol, Naproxen, and predisone when needed I no longer do any meds for RA.. I am trying to find products and… read more
Go gluten free. Do not eat red meats. Take Ginger omega three, krill oil and you will get relief. Sugar is bad and dairy is not great but you will feel great. Most medications give you bone pain. Try to relax like meditating .. It may sound a little crazy but it works for me.
I agree about checking with drug manufacturers to see if they will help. There are also some other assistance programs the drug manufacturers can refer you to. I used one about 5 years ago but I can't remember the name. I hope you can find help.
Fresh vegetables and fruit are gluten free. Brown rice pasta is delicious. Rice and beans. Try to stay away from wheat..it helps ..eat healthy..gluten is in most processed foods. It will really help if you don't have insurance.
Depending on what you are taking, you'll have to look for interactions with meds. When I didn't have health coverage I took Willow Bark (natural aspirin discovered by the native Americans), aspirin itself and Tylenol 500. I know it sounds like baby medicine but this stuff actually worked for me and I have a high tolorence to pain meds. Tramadol/naproxen/ ibuprofen is a joke to me and he tramadol actually gave me headaches. Another option that is a bit cheaper is Amitriptylene (spelling?) I've been on that for years and it's the only thing my PCP would give me for pain. I swear by it because it doesn't take the pain but helps you sleep at night which is worse for me with flares. Hope you find something and before you take my advice do your research too to make sure the Medinces don't interact with any conditions/meds you take ((hugs))