Was diagnosed with 2 types of Arthritis Rhuematiod and Chondrocalcinsis.

Was diagnosed with 2 types of Arthritis Rhuematiod and Chondrocalcinsis.

When the weather changes my joints hurt and swell up my hands, feet, knees, and elbows. Would that be the rheumatoid arthritis or the arthritis that causes the crystals to form in my joints or the rheumatoid arthritis. I have a hard time trying to tell which is which. Have only been taking loflutimide med 10 mg for 5 weeks does it take longer for that to take effect and 15 mg of prednisone a day for the same amount of time. should I continue… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Oh, that sounds painful, Marilee! You are probably a better weatherman than all the weathermen combined. I take leflunomide in addition to my Humira injections. I didn't think the leflunomide was working until I had to come off of it to have rotator cuff surgery from a wreck I was in 2 years ago, but my pain levels shot through the roof while I was off of it so I suppose it is working after all.

posted 7 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

chondrocalcinosis is pseudo-osteoarthritis. It causes crystals in the joints of wrist, knees, elbows, anywhere there are joints; hands also.

posted 7 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Those of us with RA are pretty good barometers. We feel the weather changing, usually before the weathermen catch on. I do not know what Chondrocalcinsis is so I can't comment on whether or not the weather changes affect it or not, but either way, Mother Nature can make all of us miserable from time to time.

posted 7 months ago
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