Rheumatoid Arthritis

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At what point do you say you can’t work anymore.

At what point do you say you can’t work anymore.

I’m 31 father of 4 I work all day my wife works all night. I’m to the point that my long flare ups are taking away from my day to say life at work and home. I work a very physical job and I used my hands all day. Just wondering what everyone else’s opinion and how you manage to live your life with flare ups that come out of no where and last for an undetermined amount of time.

A myRAteam Member said:

Roy you will know when it is time. I changed jobs to help me with mine, just so I could stay somewhat active. When I needed a cane to help me with my… read more

posted 9 days ago

How do you describe a flare to someone who doesn't have RA?

How do you describe a flare to someone who doesn't have RA?

My flares aren't always exactly the same but yesterday I flared badly. I can describe it to my daughter, sorry guys most women will get this, as the overwhelming body aches and exhaustion on PMS. My entire body feels swollen and it throbs and joints ache like a fever. For my hubby and son I can only describe it as throbbing and aching in my entire body. and exhausted like I've run a marathon and haven't slept for days. And even with all that, it doesn't… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Hello Louanna, keep your faith prayers are powerful ,Your a strong woman.

posted 14 days ago

Vaccines

Vaccines

It’s that time of the year. New recommendations to discuss with your doctor.

https://www.healio.com/rheumatology/practice-ma...

A myRAteam Member said:

Yup, great article, thx @A myRAteam Member, follow doc advice always after discussing pros and cons. No universal decision exists for all patients.

edited, originally posted 16 days ago

Would like input on methotrexate and folic acid recently diagnosed with RA

Would like input on methotrexate and folic acid recently diagnosed with RA

had Iritis which is a very rare inflammatory eye infection, I've dealt with glaucoma for over 15 years, my eye specialist put me on steroid eye drops, it went away, when we tapered off of the steroids, it came back, so, at that point, she had me tested for autoimmune diseases, and RA and Lupus showed up. I have seen a rheumatologist, they want me to start methotrexate and folic acid. I have neuropathy from my waist down on both sides, I… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Sorry about ur joint damage. Xrays don't lie unfortunately.

posted 17 days ago

What do you do to keep busy?

What do you do to keep busy?

I am new to RA and my current rheumatologist is sending me to a different rheumatologist (I am not responding to medication). Many days I cannot walk around easily and get fatigued quickly. Also, some days my hands are so cramped up I cannot use them. How to you stay busy while physically limited?

A myRAteam Member said:

Try instaflex it helped me I have RA

posted 19 days ago
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