Rheumatoid Arthritis

Questions + Answers

Don't see your question? ask question
View:

Top 10 search results

Torn ACL and torn Meniscus

Torn ACL and torn Meniscus

I have been told that I have a torn acl and torn meniscus that will require surgery. Has anyone had either or both of these conditions and had surgery for them? If so, how was the surgery and how long was your recovery?

A myRAteam Member said:

ACL and torn meniscus need to be taken care of surgically......otherwise you will run into problems.....there is post op pain for a period of time and… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Has anyone had foot fusion surgery and did it work?

Has anyone had foot fusion surgery and did it work?

Surgeon recommends mid foot fusion surgery for severe pain due to arthritis and inflammation. I am a nurse who works 2 jobs and cannot take a few months off. Going to try to hold out as long as possible.

A myRAteam Member said:

Put it off as long as you can! I had foot surgery for a hammer toe on 10/31/2013. I ended up having 3 additional surgeries because my foot just refused… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Anyone else feel like crud after Humira shot ?

Anyone else feel like crud after Humira shot ?

I was diagnosed with RA in 2016. Was in denial until I had a flair that sent me to the emergency room in 2017. Locked up ! I tried Cannibus and CBD oil for a while but logistics ended that. I’ve now been on Methothotrexate ( 8 pills a week ) since August of 2017, and Humira ( 1 shot every 2 weeks ), since January of this year. When I take Methotrexate it makes me tired for 24hrs or so after taking. The Humira I swear makes my joints feel worse, fatigue worse, and… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Hi Linda,
I took approximately 10 humira shots total, so basically 5 months worth. The shots were painful almost every time.

I’ve now been on Arava for… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Please help

Please help

I'm not on any meds due to breastfeeding and extreme pain is back I cant lift my arm and can't do anything with it and also dragging my left leg coz of the pain..please help me

A myRAteam Member said:

MargoHouseDeniston....thank you for that information...I will look that up today!

posted over 4 years ago

Arava

Arava

Should I be taking Folic acid with this RX? If, so how much?

A myRAteam Member said:

So what exactly does the folic acid do for you? I no longer take methotrexate,but she has switched me to Leflunomide?Can anyone answer this,Ihave heard… read more

posted over 1 year ago

I have been diagnosed with Laten TB while taking Enbrel had anyone else?

I have been diagnosed with Laten TB while taking Enbrel had anyone else?

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes I have latent TB, am taking isoniacid and b complex. Must take it for 9 months, finished 4 months. I just got put on Enbrel. Couldn't start it until… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Could someone explain what a flare is? Are there any warning signs? What are the symptoms?

Could someone explain what a flare is? Are there any warning signs? What are the symptoms?

I take 6 methotrexate once a week and take sulphasaladine 1 tab in the morning and 2 @night. Otherwise I take 1(100) mg Celebrex twice a day.

A myRAteam Member said:

Good to know you people have fatigue, I just figured I was lazy. No really, when I was first diagnosed my Dr. told me to lay down one hour every morning… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Have you ever had issues with your heart?

Have you ever had issues with your heart?

I was taken by ambulance two nights ago with the feeling I was having a heart attack the blood work came back normal heart rhythm was OK but my blood pressure was high. They think that it may have been my rheumatoid arthritis putting pressure on my chest as it may have inflamed the chest cavity has anybody else had issues with this it scared me to death no pun intended.

A myRAteam Member said:

ME TOO

posted almost 2 years ago

New treatment!

New treatment!

I'm curious, what treatments have worked for y'all? I have been on methotrexte, enbrel & folic acid for a year now & I still get horribly sick each week after treatment. I'm 24 years old & I just want to live my life as normal as possible. I have an appointment with a new Rheumatologist in a couple weeks & will be talking about treatments but I wanted the opinions of those who actually go through what I go through. I know everyone's body and reaction to the meds is different I just… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I was diagnosed with RA in January 2017. I take methotrexate, prednisone and folic acid. On the day I take methotrexate I am extremely careful of what I… read more

posted almost 3 years ago