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Plaquenil

Plaquenil

I've been taking Plaquenil along with Humira and since the COVID19 outbreak the plaquenil prescription I am taking is from a different manufacture. Now I am itching, get hot more and get rashes on and off and my stomach as been upset on and off. I am wondering if anyone else has had this problem? I may have to call my RA doctor to see if anyone else has had this issue. Thank for listening. Hugs.

A myRAteam Member said:

When I started plaquenil I was severely nauseated, constipated, barely able to eat for a year. Then I guess my body adapted and I am rarely nauseous and… read more

posted 19 days ago

Feeling Down

Feeling Down

What do others out there do when they are just feeling down and are just exhausted about the whole thing?

A myRAteam Member said:

Well said!

posted 28 days ago

Methotrexate- How Long Before You Feel Bad Side Effects After Taking Your Dose?

Methotrexate- How Long Before You Feel Bad Side Effects After Taking Your Dose?

How long after you take mtx do you start to feel negative side effects? I took my first dose on Friday night (it's now Tuesday) and I have felt terrible all day. I felt almost normal the day after taking it, except for a headache and my lips were a little puffy. All day today I've been super tired and feel like I might pass out.

A myRAteam Member said:

I was on Methotrexate for six months then my arms became numb. I dont do well with and medications. :-(

posted 11 days ago

Plaquenil V's Methotrexate??

Plaquenil V's Methotrexate??

Hi all could I please get some advice about Plaquenil? My rheumy as suggested this new med since I am doing quite well since coming off methotrexate. (Dr was not happy about this, but I stuck to my guns that the side effects far outweighed the med) what can I expect from Plaquenil?! Any side effects? I had all of the side effects from mtx in particular hair loss :( I am scared to take anything anymore after an awful experience with mtx!! Any advice welcome :) thanks in advance :)

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on it for about 5 years and have not experienced any side-effects

posted 7 months ago

What Has RA Stolen From You?

What Has RA Stolen From You?

1. My neck first and foremost. I believe I developed RA when I was 27, because my neck would swell at the base of C7. Doctors have told me that's not from RA because RA only affects the top 2 vertebrae of the neck. I disagree!

2. Hands and wrists- always dropping stuff, can't open anything

3. RA is an energy vampire. I feel like it has sucked the life out of me. The very active spunky person I once was has been replaced with a chronically fatigued depressed one.

4. Mental clarity is… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

You are not alone. RA. sucks and I hate taking the medication because it sucks also. My life has changed 90 percent. No one understand or believe I'm… read more

posted 3 months ago

Has Anyone Had Severe Pain To Touch In The First Joint Of Big Toe?

Has Anyone Had Severe Pain To Touch In The First Joint Of Big Toe?

My big toe is not red or hot to touch. Its alittle painful with walking but severe pain is when it touches anything. Sleeping at night i cant let sheet or blanket touch the joint esp the inner side. Been told by ortho i need toe fused because of deformity but its been mainly the larger joint. This joint pain is new.

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you

posted 13 days ago

Shaking Hands

Shaking Hands

I am curious what fellow RA friends do when someone puts out there hand to shake it. I squirm when this happens as some people really squeeze and it hurts but I hate being rude.

A myRAteam Member said:

I say hi with wave or hug

posted over 1 year ago

Exhausted From The Heat

Exhausted From The Heat

Hi all,
I looked in the question and answer part and see a lot of us have problems with the heat. On Tuesday I ran errands for my work. It was 107 degrees, by the time I got back I was sweating so bad and so hot. Well yesterday I did nothing and slept on and off. Felt like I had no energy. I slept last night on and of, but that is the normal. Today i still feel drained and totally exhausted. Since this happened on Tuesday and today is Thursday. Is this normal to take a couple of days to… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I know. I hate the auto correct also. Hugs and prayers to you my friend.

posted almost 2 years ago

Brain Fog

Brain Fog

There are some days I feel like I am getting early onset Alzheimer's with this brain fog, I can't find the words I need to say or remember my student's names. Has anybody found anything that helps? Any food or vitamins?

A myRAteam Member said:

So glad to read that you all deal with the brain fog. I too, was concerned about dementia. I hate to be having a conversation with someone and I stop in… read more

posted about 2 months ago

Why

Why

Why is there still no sign of a cure for RA. ..is anyone even trying to find a cure? ????????

A myRAteam Member said:

Sending healing prayers.

posted over 4 years ago
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