Rheumatoid Arthritis

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What is the best body location to self inject?

What is the best body location to self inject?

I receive training to self inject the Methotrexate in the morning and was told that I have the option of abdomen or thigh. Any recommendation on which is more convenient or less painful? I have given my own allergy shots in the past and always did the thigh. Comments and opinions appreciated...

Pat

A myRAteam Member said:

I used to use injections i seemed to injext in my thigh it was so easy just switched between each thigh . I no longer take injections. They all seemed… read more

posted 4 months ago

IV Port / Catheter

IV Port / Catheter

Does anyone who receives infusions of RA medicine have a permanent Port or Port Catheter? The nurses are having trouble with accessing my veins on a routine basis for my infusions (I'm usually poked 3-5 times before they are successful) and one of the nurse practitioners in my RA office keeps trying to talk me into getting a permanent Port placed in my chest for easy access to my veins.

I have to admit that this terrifies that crap out of me and my biggest fear is that the port will… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I think that is a good option. Thank goodness there are so many options for all of us.

posted 6 months ago

How long did it take you to recieve an official RA diagnosis? What were some of your smptoms you were experiencing?

How long did it take you to recieve an official RA diagnosis? What were some of your smptoms you were experiencing?

What were some of your smptoms you were experiencing? I have joint pains in hands, wrist, knees, plus swelling in hands & knees, fatigue and run low grade fevers when I'm in flare up. my blood work is negative but x-rays show active disease. So my rheumy diagnosed with Inflammatory polyarthritis- suspect earlier onset RA. This has been a long an overwhelming process.......

A myRAteam Member said:

I was diagnosed recently after seven months of unexplained and/or misdiagnosed pain and swelling in my foot. However, over the past 20 years or so, I've… read more

posted about 4 years ago
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