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What are the "normal" levels of Rheumatoid supposed to be?

What are the "normal" levels of Rheumatoid supposed to be?

I was told in Jan my rheumatoid levels were sky rocketed and I needed meds immediately. I went back this month and did labs, the levels were less but still high. (643 in Jan, 574 in Mar).

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Anyone familiar with RA treatment in the Philippines?

Anyone familiar with RA treatment in the Philippines?

I am married to a beautiful and supportive woman from the Philippines and one day we are thinking about retiring there and was wondering if anyone had any experience dealing with RA in the Philippines.

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PsA Returns

PsA Returns

People with psaratic (PsA) shouldn't be too quick to go off their medications after experiencing remission, according to a small study published recently in the Annual of the Rheumatic Disease.
Researchers of the university of Erldagen- Nuremberg in Germary looked at 26 people with long term PsA who have been in remission for at least six months and who were being treated with either a conventional disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) or a type of biological called a TNF inhibitors. The… read more

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Does anyone in Nottingham use the treatment centre at the QMC

Does anyone in Nottingham use the treatment centre at the QMC

I was previously seen at the City Hospital until it moved to the treatment centre at the QMC. Ever since this has happened my treatment is far worse - appts cancelled last minute and rearranged 3 months later etc... has anyone else noticed This? I have been left for longer periods than requested in pain and when I ring the help line I get no reasonable response only that I need to see the consultant and the next available time is the appt given 3… read more

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Simponi Aria

Simponi Aria

I will have my first infusion next week with Simponi Aira but I was wondering if anyone knows how it affects them afterwards. I work in the afternoons so I wonder if I should just take off that day to see how it may affect me or what. Wanted to get some feedback even though I know its different for everyone.

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