Hi I am new here and been on some of the drugs talked about for six months and trexall for two months, how do you know that's it really doing the job well ? I think I have had RA for quite some time and kinda dealt with it over the years.
I've been trying to research why my mesenteric artery tore open. Doctors have no idea. Plus I'm only 44 which also makes it odd and I have no clogged arteries or any history of heart or vascular issues. They're doing research but so am I! I've had seronegative RA since I was 16 and recently started getting numbness in some toes and they turn a little purple. Both are symptoms of vasculitis. Just looking for someone with any first hand info! Thanks! Hope everyone is having a good day! 🌻
Anyone have suggestions on how to help with morning fatigue. It has progressively gotten worse over the last couple of months. Doesn’t matter how little or how much i sleep, i wake more tired than i was when i went to sleep. Takes about 2 hours to get functioning. It is not like the morning stiffness i used to have before medication. I have been on humira almost 3 years, 1 injection a week.
Since dx with RA five years ago I have had severe back pain. Done everything least invasive thus far. Brief PT ( too painful) , chiro, accupuncture, trigger shots, radiofrequency ablations and nerve blocks. MRI from 2016 compared to May 2021 shows significant changes including- worsening deg disc/joint disease, stenosis, disc bluging/pinched nerve, spondylothesis, facet arthritis and one other. Cant recall. Neurosurgeon rec spinal fusion. Seeing surgeon at HSS in NYC on Monday. Any information… read more
I take methotrexate (orally) on Friday nights. From Saturday to Wednesday, the pain is a lot less. I can also go down to 15mg of prednisone. By Wednesday night, I can already feel a difference and I need to go back up to 20mg of prednisone on Thursday morning or else I wouldn’t be able to put any weight on my foot. Is it possible that the methotrexate is wearing off?
Hi. I am on the following meds
The hot flushes are unbearable especially after taking the rheumalef and the insomnia. Please I would love some advice. Thank you
I cannot use NSAIDS or aspirin derivatives. Looking for something that is a counterirritant. Like camphor or menthol.