Hi, I have had RA for 18 months, and being new the doc says: do you want to try a new medication on the market. he said it is expensive, how expensive, $52000 a year. I am going to hurt a bit longer. He said; do not worry the manufacturer and the Universities involved will pay. I am in Brampton by the way. the pharmacy is in Hamilton. I do not notice any difference but I am told I move around a bit better. I have been self-injecting once a week for 18 months so far, I hope it works in the long run.☠️
Hooray4RA-what meds are you on for fibro? Intake cymbalta 60mg daily and it has heloed with the fibro symptoms. If only I could find a med for my RA that will work. Been five years and patiently waiting. (Some days not so patient!)
Rinvoq didn’t work for me but it was the first med that actually gave me energy! Hope you all find relief!!
I have had great results with Voltaren (Diclofenac Sodium) gel.
You might ask about a prescription NSAID, I know it's not over the counter but it might help. I'm on indomethacin extended release 2x a day. Meloxicam is another one. It's like advil on steroids.
There are a lot of mixed results regarding CBD oral and topical but you might try and see if it helps. Some people swear by it, others not so much. You need to find a reputable vendor to purchase from, all CBD is not equal. In general it's expensive so if you find it for a really low price it's probably not very good.
Turmeric has been used for a very long to reduce inflammation and can be purchased in the supplement section. I did a lot of reading one day and finally found one that met all the criteria recommended. The brand is Feel Good Organic Superfoods and is a combination of Turmeric and Curcumin with black pepper. Research showed that black pepper is essential for absorption. I know many people with different inflammatory conditions that take this combo with great results. Their website is FeelGoodLifestyle.com
I have no connection to the company. It's a supplement I found at Meijer like a Walmart in Michigan if you've never heard of it.
As with anything you might want to add to your daily regimen, check with your medical providers and pharmacist to make sure there will be no interactions with your current medications.
I hope you find some relief!
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