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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?

posted July 23, 2020
A myRAteam Member

Always tell your Rheumatologist. That's how they find what works for you

posted July 23, 2020
A myRAteam Member

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 July 23, 2020
A myRAteam Member

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

posted July 23, 2020
A myRAteam Member

I used CBd for awhile, the tropicals worked best for me. THC gave me pronounced anxiety so I removed the THC/CBD with higher THC counts. It really helps when it gets bad. But I haven't had to use it with my daily prednisone. That stuff works wonders for me.

posted May 2
A myRAteam Member

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

posted December 21, 2021

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