Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Aralen

Aralen

Has anyone been on aralin. If so how was it

A myRAteam Member said:

Never heard of it and couldn't find it on google. Is the spelling correct?

posted over 2 years ago

Does anyone else take Humira once a week?

Does anyone else take Humira once a week?

A myRAteam Member said:

I did take folic acid with it and the first 2 months were great besides the annoying side effects but that 3rd month my hair came out by the handfuls! I… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Has anyone developed a chronic lung infection from being on the RA meds?

Has anyone developed a chronic lung infection from being on the RA meds?

I had pneumonia a year ago which put me in the hospital for almost a week. I managed to recover fairly well. In early September of this year developed bronchitis and was put on antibiotics. several weeks later, I was still coughing. Went and saw my GP who put me on a different antibiotic and a round of steroids. A week later I was still as bad. I have now been seeing a pulmonologist and after having CT scan, x-rays, and a broncoscopy he has… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Shortly after going on methrotracate I developed a bad case of pneumonia followed with asthma. Took quite awhile for all to clear up. Dr blamed the… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Primary physician not supportive

Primary physician not supportive

My primary physician insist that I do not have RA. I see a new specialist next month, but I'm worried that I have already suffered some damage. He did Rx a pain cream, which helps very little. Has anybody else had this problem and did you find another physician?

A myRAteam Member said:

My primary argued when i asked for further blood tests. I told her i would see a rheumatologist for a second opinion. I didnt nave a referal, thankfully… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Tired and sleeping alot.

Tired and sleeping alot.

Hi everyone. Is anyone else having a hard time staying awake? I have been going to bed early. But when I awaken I feel as if I never slept. If I sit on the chair or coach all i want to do is sleep. It's becoming scary. I use to be such an agile person. Now I am lucky I can make it through my day.

A myRAteam Member said:

I've had a very long period of feeling exhausted since last January! It may be because of low thyroid.. That's what the endocrinologist told me... It's… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

Depression & talking to your RA doctor

Depression & talking to your RA doctor

For the last 3-4 weeks I have really been struggling with deep depression, crying, not eating, & excessive sleeping. I was diagnosed with RA about 2 years ago & presently taking methotrexate & prednisone. My question is, should I discuss my problems with my RA specialist or go to my family doctor. I just cannot deal with this depression much longer. My husband & others tell me to shake it off, but it's not that easy. Any recommendations or suggestions… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

You need to see your family doctor and may need counselling and antidepressants. I believe that most people with a pain condition are on antidepressants… read more

posted 6 months ago

Plaquenil

Plaquenil

I have been on 200mg of Plaquinel per day since May 2004. RA doctor just stopped because of issues with my eyes. Does anyone now what side affects I will have by this abrupt stoppage?

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Salisbury, NC

A myRAteam Member said:

I have noticed a big difference in my eye sight. My options said that it might just be my age as i am 46 next month.
But i definitely think it's the… read more

posted 17 days ago

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

I will be starting methotrexate on Saturday for the first time. Any side effects I should be worried about?

A myRAteam Member said:

I took MTX for about 18 years, but am off of it now. It was affecting my red blood cell production so I had to go off of it. Over the years the problems… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Pointers on transitioning into (very early) retirement?

Pointers on transitioning into (very early) retirement?

I am trying to deal with the inevitable...my mind says No...but my body says Yes!

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member My memory is going, too! It's so frustrating!

posted about 3 years ago
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