During the Past 6 months i started gaining weight without reason. So far i have gain 20 pounds.
Hi all! Was diagnosed with Seronegative RA in November 2018. I just turned 29. Initially started Plaquenil and prednisone for 6 weeks with no improvement, and worsening of symptoms/joints affected. Dr said all of my bloodwork came back negative for RF, anti-CCP, etc. the only “positive” was ANA. Was then started on 5 Methotrexate for another 6 weeks, and labs again were negative. I am now taking 7 Methotrexate once weekly and still have to take Prednisone daily. I have whole body aches,… read more
DIET? Does anyone know of a particular diet or book (nutrition-wise) that can explain to me what I should be eating or avoiding? I asked my rheumatologist if I could see a dietician/nutritionist about an "anti-inflammatory" diet and he basically told me that there wasn't any medical basis to those. I felt like I had wandered into some weird or inappropriate territory, somehow?! I have already cut out gluten, dairy, msg, preservatives, fake sugar, and most caffeine. But I recently read that I should not eat… read more
Even though my RA treatment is working really well, I still get unbearable flares every month that start a couple days before my period. I tried BC after several people said it worked for them. BC did help but I decided to stop taking it after experiencing severe side effects.
Please tell me there is another solution.
I get burning sensations on patches of skin on my arms (near the elbow), legs (near the knee) and on the backs of my feet. These come and go but I usually have some burning sensation somewhere ~once per day. The 'burning' site is not hot or red. I take Enbrel once/week and 600 mg gabapentin twice/day (the latter on the assumption that the burning is a neuropathic pain). Gabapentin doesn't seem to help. Anyone have this? Is this an Enbrel side effect? Or a symptom of RA? Anything that… read more
So my Dr wanted me to take Enbrel but United health care wont cover it until I try Humira and Cimzia first and they prove to not work. Or they work and I keep using them. Dont you love that insurance companies can prescribe meds now???!!!
I was… read more
I am on enbrel and my Rheumy wants me to take plaquinel. I am currently dairy, gluten free, sugar is very limited. The burning sensation is in both knees and elbows, i want to take the least harmful drug for relief. I take tylenol and it seems to help some with the burning. I also have extreme fatigue and brain fog so bad that some days i find it difficult to carry on a conversation.. is the… read more
I’m asking because I find working unbearable and not sure how much longer I can go on for
Started Orencia along with 25 mg. injectable methotrexate and would love to know how long before improvement is noticed. Have been taking this for 2 months now, with no noticeable improvement yet. Have also tried Enbrel and most Demards. I am also worried about side effects of Orencia. So far have stuffy nose and cramps I am new to this site and would like to say hi to everyone!!
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