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Top 10 Search Results for "Arava"

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Arava.(leflunomide)

Arava.(leflunomide)

Anyone taken this if so, what was your experience? I was just taken off the methotrexate because of LOTS of reasons and switched to this one

A myRAteam Member said:

I've been on Araba since Oct. 2019. Have more pain now then ever. Can't say that it is helping.

posted about 1 year ago

Aruva Vs Plaquenil

Aruva Vs Plaquenil

Has anyone taken methotrexate injections along with plaquenil or aruva? Im wondering which would be best. He recommended aruva, but Im worried about the liver toxicity possibility. Im worried about the vision problems as well with plaqueni

A myRAteam Member said:

That's interesting. I had a slight accident in January and thought I had a groin strain. Its almost gone but, now and again it seems to flair up. Wondering if it's connected !

posted 7 months ago

Methotrexate And Neck Pain

Methotrexate And Neck Pain

Hi All!

I started methotrexate about 6 weeks ago and am now having a really stiff neck (had a neck fusion done in 2009). I was just wondering if any one else has had any stiff neck issues/headaches with this medication. I inject once a week. Also, wow am I going to feel like crap the next day after the injection forever??

A myRAteam Member said:

No unfortunately Wendy, I have not noticed ANYTHING...good or bad with Arava. 😔 I had to see a resident doc yesterday cuz I'm going through my pain meds to fast...(duh) and geeze what a joke! Young… read more

posted almost 5 years ago

Anyone On Arava Alone And How Are You Doing?

Anyone On Arava Alone And How Are You Doing?

A myRAteam Member said:

My arthritis symptoms are fine on Arava alone, but my skin is experiencing some extreme dryness and peeling.

posted 2 days ago

Do I Have To Re-enter All My Info If I Download The App Now Whereas I Signed In Through Facebook Previously ?

Do I Have To Re-enter All My Info If I Download The App Now Whereas I Signed In Through Facebook Previously ?

A myRAteam Member said:

I have taken all of the above as Amberg330. They would work for awhile and then I would have to be switched to something else. I have even been put on some as I say I was being used as a pin cushion… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Arava

Arava

I've been having very dry skin lately, especially on my face even though I haven't changed any of my products, and I've even started using a humidifier like 24/7, and put CeraVe on which is really good for dry skin, and haven't noticed any change. It's not even the winter months where dryness might be more common. Can Arava cause dry skin?

A myRAteam Member said:

I also have dry skin but I think that is from the med's I take.

posted about 1 month ago

Cimzia And Hair Loss

Cimzia And Hair Loss

I just started cimzia about a month ago and have noticed that I'm losing more hair than usual when brushing and washing my hair. Did anyone else experience this? What did you do to stop it? I already take a biotin supplement to help with methotrexate side effects. Thanks for your help!

A myRAteam Member said:

I have severe hair loss first 2 weeks on Methatrexate. I doubled up on the folic acid (2,000mg) per the RA dr and am going to add 1,000 mg. of Biotin - pharmacist said that's ok to do.

posted almost 3 years ago

How Do You Tell If Your Treatment Is Working?

How Do You Tell If Your Treatment Is Working?

So I'm interested in how people consider their treatment is working. In addition to RA, I have fibromyalgia and a seriously bad back so I am on lots of pain meds to handle the pain from these issues. But if I forget to change my pain patch, I often find lots of pain in the joints in my hands. This leads me to believe that my pain meds are covering up RA pain which means I am undertreated.

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you!

posted over 2 years ago

Arava And Enbrel

Arava And Enbrel

Hi all, since methotrexate did not sit well with me at all, she wants me to do some research on arava and enbrel, any one on or tried this combo?

A myRAteam Member said:

I was on Arava for a month. It gave an awful reaction. I couldn’t leave my arms (left arm was worse). It felt like if my muscles were twisting like a pretzel inside my arms. It’s been almost 4 months… read more

posted 9 months ago

Enbrel Or Arava?

Enbrel Or Arava?

Went to the rheumatologist today and he is taking me off methotrexate. The side effects are just too much for me even though they kind of make you feel like there's something wrong with you. He said "Most people have few, if any, side effects but I guess you are in that minority". Grrrrrr....that just kind of gets on my nerves for some reason. I apparently have a choice between Enbrel or Arava. Thoughts? Experiences? Recommendations? Thanks!

A myRAteam Member said:

My hair thinned out too, but I also have a Thyroid problem that the DR. says is the cause. Check on your thyroid

posted almost 4 years ago