I've been on weekly Actemera shots for about 7 years. My doctor thinks they are not working anymore and wants me to take infusions of Truxima. Im not sure I want to. Have you found relief with this drug? Initially I felt great on Actemera so I think my doctor may be right but injections was a huge step for me. Ive had RA for almost 28 years now so, I dont really remember what a person should feel like if they didn't have RA. Also, being in my mid 50's is it realistic to think you won't have pain… read more
Get off of the xeljans is causing people to have serious heart problems. They toook me off after 9 people at my clinic had heart attacks.
Xeljanz was after all the starter drugs , shots , iv infusions then tried the xeljanz. Doc has mentioned Rinvoq but I’d have to get financial aid thru a new company phizer makes xeljanz but not Rinvoq. Xeljanz has excellent financial aid they pay 100% of the cost for me . I would like try rinvoq a lot of people say it helps with fatigue
I think I dont pay enough attention to my body and what brings on my pain or flare. Weather rarely affects my pain. I cant tell that foods affect my pain. I know doing manual labor with my hands will cause swelling for several days. And I know the more active I am the less stiff I am.
I was diagnosed with RA since my early 20's. My pains always seem to be less once I had my infections under control. I can't eat red meat and highly smoked or salted foods either. It gives me bad flare ups. One common infection that I have a hard time getting rid of is a urinary tract infection. Even a cold will bring up my flare ups. So I do alot of homemade soups with homemade bone broth. I eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat a lot of lean meats and salmon. No yeast breads and low carbs or no carbs. My pain is only bad when eat the wrong foods or catch an infection. I don't drink soda and I drink green tea with honey for energy. I still have pain but not that stiffness for hours in the morning. I do water exercises twice a week and I work in my garden. I also do a lot of meditation push away the negative especially the tv. Listen to music and just sit outside. That by itself makes everything better. I also take a low dose of melatonin to help me to sleep. Ask your Rheumatologist to prescribe a cream for your hand pain. I use something the Pharmacist makes with cortisone and numbing meds mixed. Works for me.
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