Which medication works best for your rheumatoid arthritis?

Which medication works best for your rheumatoid arthritis?

A myRAteam Member said:

I use cannabis oil and don't eat gluten, night shade vegetable, ganoderma and I don't eat meat. If I travel I will take prednisone for trip and as I watch what I eat I need that less and less. Prescription medicine has so many side effect and they are cover up problem not healing it

posted almost 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have had RA for almost 20 years, so have been on many meds. Celebrex, Methotrexate, Humaria, Orencia, Cimzia, Plaquinel (eye damage), Lyricia and many secondary medicines. My Rheumy is very good about researching and rarely prescribes anything that hasn’t been out a year and shown a recorded success rate, or he personally knows other docs who are using it. I’ve been on Rutuxian for 2 years now, and it’s working great. I also take daily Savella, 7.5 mg Prednisone (will always take small dose as my body has quit producing it), Arava, Gabapentin, Etodolac (anti inflammatory), a good multi vitamin and other vitamins. It bothers me to hear people getting off their meds, because you have to take the disease modifying drugs as much as those for pain. They have made huge advances in the DM drugs, I wish they had been around 20 years ago. It is a long journey to find YOUR best treatment, RA, Fibromyalgia and Lupus have no one size fits all treatment, and as your body changes so will your treatment. Enbrel worked wonderfully for me for 5 years, then stopped. So make sure you have a progressive thinking Dr or Rheumatologist , and tell him EVERYTHING! Try to do something you LOVE everyday (and yes, those things will change as you do!) and stay positive! We have to be our own best friend and supporter! Gentle hugs to all!! 😘💖

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was given a few lozenges of cannabis to try to see if it helped my pain. I never thought I would try it, but after speaking to two of my doctors, I decided to give it a try. So far it has helped with my fibro - only save it for really bad days when my whole body is against me. It has no side effects like Vicodin. Hopefully it will continue to work.

posted almost 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

That's a hard one to answer as we're all so different as to what helps & what doesn't I myself are on Xelajanz 5 mg in morning & 5mg at night have only been on it a couple of months so far side affects are only headaches not completely sure if they're helping though hope u find something that helps u good luck

posted almost 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on Methotrexate for 31 years and for the past 15 years have added Enbrel to the mix. They tell me that my liver test are fine and it’s keeping the RA under control so I will take it and live one day at a time.

posted almost 2 years ago
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