Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Anxiety and insomnia

Anxiety and insomnia

I have had insomnia for a few months and recently had shortness of breath with little exertion. I had a bad episode of aniexty last week and am now being treated for that along with my RA. Has anyone else suffered from these?

A myRAteam Member said:

Good morning guys. I have the same symptoms! Another joy of having RA. My doc put me on ARIPIPRAZOLE 5mmg taken in the morning. After 3 days I began to… read more

posted about 5 hours ago

Is there any medication to help with fatigue?

Is there any medication to help with fatigue?

I need help with this constant fatigue. I can't get enough sleep no matter how many hours I rest. I sleep at work and have fallen asleep driving several times. Is there anything that would help? I exercise and drink water and all that jazz.

A myRAteam Member said:

Ok,I'm miserable, any meds that work for you!

posted 18 days ago

Have you experienced liver cirrhosis or fibrosis from methotrexate use?

Have you experienced liver cirrhosis or fibrosis from methotrexate use?

What dose are you on?
How soon since starting the med did you experience this?
What were your initial symptoms?

Currently I am on 15mg methotrexate/week, 5mg folic acid/day as well as 5mg prednisone/day (10mg if I need it), 15mg meloxicam/day, 50 000ui Vitamin D/week and 40mg nexium/day. I have pain that started under my lower right side rib, tummy upset, nausea, increase in muscle and joint aches and constant migraine like headaches not to… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Just don’t take the folic acid at the same time of day as the methotrexate as it can block its action it’s also good to take a sublingual B12 and all… read more

posted 25 days ago

Can I exercise on a treadmill every day. If I have rheumatoid arthritis is it safe?

Can I exercise on a treadmill every day. If I have rheumatoid arthritis is it safe?

A myRAteam Member said:

Not only safe but helpful as long as you know your limits I ride a stationary bike in bad weather and if my wrists are hurting I just pedal I haven't… read more

posted 6 months ago
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