Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Does repetitive use cause more pain?

Does repetitive use cause more pain?

I am wondering, does the pain that comes with ra come simply from the inflamation due to the body atracking itself? I am a massage therapist and still in beginninv phase of this. I have only had steroids so far becuase doctor ordered additional tests to rule some oher things out. Those worked for a glorious moment, but now i have the same pain cominb back and i feel it so much during the massages i give. To the point it feels like my bones are crumbling. It makes me nauseous,… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I have yet to fine solid relief from pain

posted about 1 year ago

Fingers draw up

Fingers draw up

For several years now I have had severe drawing up of the tendons in my fingers or hands when I have tried using them in any sort of repetition such as driving, trying to file fingernails etc. I have to stop what I'm doing and physically bend them back or hyperextended them to get them to stop drawing. I've tried to res arch it but not much luck. Anyone else noticed this and what causes it? My RA dr only says drink more water can be caused by dehydration, but I practically live on water.

A myRAteam Member said:

Look up 'Carpel Tunnel' don't know if that the correct spelling.

posted about 2 years ago

I will be starting on methotrexate tablets tomorrow. Are they as bad as I have heard? I am a little nervous.

I will be starting on methotrexate tablets tomorrow. Are they as bad as I have heard? I am a little nervous.

I was on Otrexup for five weeks but my insurance company says that I have to try the alternatives (tablets or vials) before they will approve the Otrexup. I was diagnosed on May 12, so I am fairly new to the process. I have heard that the tablets are hard on the stomach and the rest of the body

A myRAteam Member said:

P.s. I wouldn't believe the horror stories, it's a useful drug for us.

posted over 1 year ago

Where do you get your methotrexate injection prescription filled?

Where do you get your methotrexate injection prescription filled?

My doctor prescribed me otrexup and sent in my prescription to the local CVS. CVS sent it to speciality care... a week later CVS said my insurance won't cover it through them and sent it to my insurance directly... (Optum RX). I am still waiting to hear from them. I heard some people just get this from the pharmacy... any experiences?

A myRAteam Member said:

You can get some biologics from a regular pharmacy if your insurance lets you but THEY have to special order it. I was on Enbrel with a different… read more

posted over 3 years ago
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