If AHCA passes, Medicare will be gutted. I can no longer work except sporadically, so I depend on it exclusively for RA medications, migraine preventives and rescue injections, and all the med-related testing that goes along with RA. I am worried that if I don't start phasing back sooner rather than later I will suffer when my insurance disappears. I already only use migraine injections when I… read more
After working 2/12 hour shifts. I went to sleep. Upon awakening no pain was present in the lower legs but toes were tingling like they were asleep.
Thought getting up and moving around would help. But was wrong it got worse.
Husband took me to the ER. The dr didn't believe me and almost laughed while watching me try to walk. I was shaky and really week all over.
Dr looks at husband and asked do you have a walker at home. Well no he exclaimed. Then labs came back and blood work read… read more
I was just diagnosed two days ago although I have been having the issues for over a year now I took me 8 months to get in to see a rheumatologist for him to run tons of tests and then tell me nothing. I knew something was wrong it isn’t normal for someone to hurt like this. I got to the point 3 months ago that I can’t walk in the mornings and evenings cuz the pain is so horrible and I can’t for the life of me get my husband to understand that I need help with things and I can keep up like I used… read more
I'm still new to all this and haven't been able to find out much and I'm sure this is going to sound ignorant or stupid. I was diagnosed at the back end of October last year, but trying to talk to the Rheumatologist about what to expect, he wasn't interested in answering, he didn't even want to listen to my medical history either. He was a bit rude to be honest. So I have a few questions that I'm not sure can be answered but here goes. What are the signs that you are having a flare up? Is… read more
Has anyone tried acupuncture for RA and side effects? What were the results?
My sister insists that I can apply for PIP in UK as I have RA. Even though I work full time additional financial support would be useful due to increased cost of heating in cold weather, complimentary treatment, expensive footwear and special diet.
I get dizzy, throw up and pass out
Hi! I was just wondering if anyone knew what the normal or average dose of methotrexate was for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. I understand it varies based off of how aggressive it is, but I'm just wondering if I should expect my Rheumy to bump up my once weekly 20mg dosage of Rasuvo (injectable methotrexate) at my next appointment. Just curious is all, thank you in advance!