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Aspirin Patches

Aspirin Patches

Has anyone used aspirin patches. If so did they work. Thinking about giving them a try for my hips.

A myRAteam Member said:

I understand!

posted about 5 years ago

Has Anyone Been Told To Take A Baby Aspirin With Their Methotrexate?

Has Anyone Been Told To Take A Baby Aspirin With Their Methotrexate?

A myRAteam Member said:

I take a baby aspirin daily but not for RA, because I had open heart surgery and have a blockage in my leg.

posted over 2 years ago

Does Anyone Find Relief From Hand And Finger Pain With Creams?

Does Anyone Find Relief From Hand And Finger Pain With Creams?

I cannot use NSAIDS or aspirin derivatives. Looking for something that is a counterirritant. Like camphor or menthol.

A myRAteam Member said:

Flexall. Ask pharmacist tho. Not on shelf

posted over 2 years ago

Wintergreen Alcohol Soak

Wintergreen Alcohol Soak

My neurologist just gave me a suggestion to relieve my neuropathy pain. Desolve 10 full strength aspirin in wintergreen alcohol and soak your feet in it. Has anyone heard of or tried this?

A myRAteam Member said:

No but cheap enough to try. Thanks

posted over 2 years ago

Aspirin

Aspirin

I dont know what cause this pains.
I know years ago I had Bursitus in my knees and dont know if I can get it at all my other joints, if you touch on the areas it feels like blue pressure wounds.
My body really aches.
I drink artrexin, sometimes with myprodols.
Pain dont go away.
Thanks for reading and helping.

A myRAteam Member said:

I had the Bursitis in the knees as well. My doctor told me no basketball, racquetball, or running. so I walk 30 or more minutes a day and occasionally… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Medication Suggestions

Medication Suggestions

Hi all.
Im new here.. and would like some suggestions on effective medication for RA. Particularly thatis gentle on the stomache??
Im sensitive to anything containing asprin
Im currently taking meloxicam and still pain (3 times a day) but no relief

Please help

A myRAteam Member said:

I agree, the best help at this stage is a rheumatologist as they can assess your level of inflammation via blood tests , prescribe medication but also… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Does Anyone Else Out There Have Ringing In Head/ears?

Does Anyone Else Out There Have Ringing In Head/ears?

Doctors say it's ears but when my ears were checked doc said he sees no cause for ringing in my ears and it feels to me like it's coming from my head.

A myRAteam Member said:

I have this; diagnosed as tinnitus. Methotrexate causes this. It is more horrible than RA. It's like something is in your head and it will not leave.… read more

posted over 3 years ago

How Do You Know If Your Meds Are Working ?

How Do You Know If Your Meds Are Working ?

I am taking mtx and humara shots and do not get any relief from pain. 800mg.of ibuprofen and predisone give me pain and swelling relief. should I get the same results from mtx and humara shots? 1 1/2 years and now my fingers and wrist are deforming and toes, looks like my toenails are going away. cant walk with out pain unless I take predisone and ibuprofen . any help?

A myRAteam Member said:

prednisone is a treatment but really shouldn't be used for long term if possible..too many bad side effects from it....I am taking actemra injections… read more

posted almost 4 years ago