Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Has anyone had to really push their rheumatologist to let them stop methotrexate?

Has anyone had to really push their rheumatologist to let them stop methotrexate?

I have always hated methotrexate. It's always made me nauseous and tired, and I think it's the root cause of a lot of the stomach issues I've been having. I take .6ml injected once a week. I stopped taking it for about a month when my husband and I went camping. I still had some soreness in my joints, but was able to do most things just fine. My stomach felt AMAZING. Especially towards the end of the trip. I've since started it… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I've been on (oral) MTX only about 8 months, but I have noticed no positive effects and several negative ones that I BELIEVE are related to this:… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Can you collect SSI benefits if you go into remission?

Can you collect SSI benefits if you go into remission?

I'm going for an SSI interview next week and am in the middle of a severe flare. Question is will they not approve me or discontinue payments when I go into remission? Do they take into consideration job security? I have a reliable job right now who's letting me stay off the schedule but keep my job until I can work (I'd only be able to go back 4-8 hrs per week) just wondering how they determine eligibility if you have a disease that comes and goes in flares.… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Lol stay well my super hero super model xx

posted over 3 years ago

Does anyone else take immune support supplements?

Does anyone else take immune support supplements?

Being an early elementary school teacher, I've always been concerned about boosting my immune system. Now that I'm taking steroids and a biologic, I'm even more concerned. I was wondering if anyone else has tried supplements, and if they've found any that really make a difference.

A myRAteam Member said:

Well our immune systems are compromised. We should do whatever we can to keep from getting sick especially from flu and infections. Our immune system… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

5-htp supplements

5-htp supplements

Has anyone tried 5-htp supplements to boost their serotonin levels and if so, did it help?

A myRAteam Member said:

I read about it but no, I haven't tried it. I think it's because I take so many other supplements that another pill is just too much. But would be… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Has anyone shaved their head from Hair Loss?

Has anyone shaved their head from Hair Loss?

Has Anyone shaved their heads? I'm on 25mg of MTX, 400mg of Plaquenil, Prednisone and a few other drugs
most of which can cause hair loss.
I noticed it thinning and suddenly it is coming out in clumps and now the whole top of my head is legit bald. I've tried supplements, upping my folic acid, etc. It just happened pretty quick. I want to give MTX a chance to work.

Has anyone shaved their heads because of hair loss? Because of the location I can hide it with other… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

yes, i have lost my hair even before i was diagnosed was one of the things that took me to the doc, i now shave my head and where wigs, just less… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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