Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Taking ibuprofen

Taking ibuprofen

Anybody think they take alot of ibprofen? Im not taking any RA meds because id like to get pregnant soon. I been taking 2 ibprofen 200 before i go to bed & it seems to help the next morning/day.

A myRAteam Member said:

I take a lot of ibuprofen to help control the pain and stiffness I have. I have stomach problems too and I know the ibuprofen doesn't help that.. That's… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Experiences with Arava or Orencia (or both)?

Experiences with Arava or Orencia (or both)?

My appointment with my new Rheumy went great! I love the doctor, she's thorough and understanding and right to the point. She said there is no denying that I have RA and that it's progressed to near severe levels. She's especially concerned with my jaw. So lots of blood work done, have to get hand/feet/skull x-rays, and go back in two weeks. She prescribed prednisone and said I have to wean off the ibuprofen as I cannot continue to take 12 of them a day. She wants to… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

AZMom, how are you doing with your Arava?

posted over 2 years ago

Seronegative

Seronegative

I have been waiting since Nov for my 1st Rheum appt. My symptoms began about a year ago. I have trouble with seasonal depression, last winter I had a lot of trouble shaking it, and it was worse than usual. During that time I gained about 20-30lbs. I was constantly tired and moving around was a lot more difficult. My knees ached and I would be out of breath climbing the stairs. I was getting headaches and sweating. All of this I chopped up to the weight gain and basically I got annoyed at myself for… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Bells73 Me, too. I am waiting for a long time to be seen by a real RA doctor (Rheumatologist) Not a resident who makes mistakes one after the other.

posted 7 months 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 3 years ago

How do you deal with back pain?

How do you deal with back pain?

The last three days my back has been killing me. Tylenol and ibuprofen arent working. I tried laying down in bed, sitting in different chairs in different positions, i tried taking a warm bath. Nothing is helping and it hurts so bad I actually have tears in my eyes. What works for you guys?

A myRAteam Member said:

I agree, if I am stiff in the morning I try walking and most times I feel,better.

posted about 1 month ago
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