Rheumatoid Arthritis Question

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How aggressively was your RA treated when first diagnosed?

My RA started in my hips and on an MRI I had large effusions and evidence of osteoporosis damage in both hip joints. My rheumatologist started me on only sulfasalazine about 6 months ago. It's since moved to my elbows and knees too but the pain is much improved. I'm worried though that just sulfasalazine isn't enough as I'm still stiff in my hips and I'm not sure if damage is still occurring to the joints... Is it normal to start on one drug? What was… read more

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was put on plaquenil and mtx, then taken off because my liver wouldn't tolerate it. This went on for some time before I said no more mtx. She was… read more

posted 3 months ago
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