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
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?
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.
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
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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I will be starting methotrexate on Saturday for the first time. Any side effects I should be worried about?
I am trying to deal with the inevitable...my mind says No...but my body says Yes!