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Do I Tell/ask My RA Doctor About Alternate Therapies?

Do I Tell/ask My RA Doctor About Alternate Therapies?

I have an appt finally next week and I need to find something for the pain. Tried all the creams, sprays, OTC meds etc and have started on CBD. Just a low dose as i just started so no real effects yet but pharmaceuticals have done nothing so nothing to less at this point. But do I tell RA Doctor?

A myRAteam Member said:

Absolutely tell your RA doc that's the only way they can help and make sure you ask for something that you can take for the days that are really bad... No one should have to live with this pain!!!

posted almost 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I say you should always tell rheumatologist what works and what doesn’t. Hang in there, you’ll find what works for you.

posted almost 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Always tell your doc. OTC meds, supplements etc. can sometimes interact with your RA medications in a negative way.

posted 6 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, always tell you doc what u are taking....very important.

posted almost 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I take CBD for my fibro pain (I have complex pain from fibro/ME/RA. My doctors all know. I think it's best they do since its processed in the liver. My pain doctor prescribed me marijuana, but I discovered I'm way too sensitive to THC. I make my own CBD tincture. 1000 mg bottles, about half a dropper. Definitely tell your doc. Bless.

posted almost 2 years ago
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