Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Any advice? I need some relief?

Any advice? I need some relief?

Why aren't any of my meds working? I'm on 1200 mg gabepentin, 3000 mg glucosamine, 200 mg trazadone, 15 mg melatonin, 40 mg mobic, 3 mg risperdal, 40 mg celexa, calcium, d3, a once a week 50,000 unit of D2, plus a few other daily meds & more than my limit of Aleve, Excedrin & Advil. I have no insurance so I'm very limited to changing any of these meds. But I'm open for suggestions. I'm getting very little to no relief from any of them right now. Any advice???

A myRAteam Member said:

enbrel and you can get help paying for it if you have no insurance i would be a cripple without it!

posted over 1 year ago

Pain relief

Pain relief

What does everyone do for pain relief? I've been on Norco but it barely touches the pain and my MD changed me from every four hours to every six hours which is just stupid. Now my life is breakthrough pain. I finally got a referral to a pain specialist and I want to know what works for people? Advil and Aleve do nothing for me. Eventually I hope to be on a Biologic that will take away the pain, then I can go off those meds, but in the meantime I have ZERO quality of life.

What works/doesn't work for… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Thanks Susanne!

posted over 3 years ago

Has anyone ever had severe tailbone pain w/ their RA?

Has anyone ever had severe tailbone pain w/ their RA?

My 19 yr old daughter has RA & has had terrible pain in her tailbone for a few days now. She was recently diagnosed and has started plaquenil. Advil and Aleve have done nothing. She finally took a steroid today b/c her pain is so bad. But she hates taking them b/c they make her gain weight.

A myRAteam Member said:

Prednisone really helps but weight gain is terrible for the pregresssion of RA.
I hate to take it but I will when I can't stand the pain anymore.

posted 5 months ago

Natural remedies

Natural remedies

Has anyone tried any natural remedies that worked? My Dr pulled me off all RA meds 3 weeks ago due to an extremely severe reaction. RA is horrible now. This has happened before. I have been on MTX, Arava, and Humira. They all caused severe reactions. I have read olive leaf extract helps. Has anyone tried any supplement with success? ?

A myRAteam Member said:

Look at DrMcDougall.com. Read everything and watch seminars. All free. Am having really good results after 2 months.

posted over 3 years ago

Who are you sleeping with tonight? I sleep with someone different nearly every night, what about you???

Who are you sleeping with tonight? I sleep with someone different nearly every night, what about you???

Being ever the tease I thought this question will raise a few eyebrows...lol.

Seriously, there are so many nights where my condition leaves me listless and sleepless.. I turn over and over again the events of the day until I'm so tired that when I do wake up the following morning I'm more tired then ever before and this affects my day and just adds to my fatigue.

As you may have guessed, my post is meant to be… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Currently doing Isaac Asimov . All his books, not as bland as I thought it might be. But with work and studies I don't do much more than a few minutes… read more

edited, originally posted almost 3 years ago
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