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Trexall

Trexall

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.

A myRAteam Member said:

Methotrexate (trexall) is a usual starting place along with a steroid. Over time of increasing the methotrexate and not getting good results, your rheumy might suggest adding a biologic with the… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Good Morning! Does Anyone Have Rheumatoid Vasculitis?

Good Morning! Does Anyone Have Rheumatoid Vasculitis?

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! 🌻

A myRAteam Member said:

My toes went numb and could not support their own weight in the ER. On my first instance of RA I recall laying on my back on a bed with my heels against the mattress but my toes were flopped over as… read more

posted 2 months ago

Does Anybody Experience Itching Of The Skin With RA?

Does Anybody Experience Itching Of The Skin With RA?

A myRAteam Member said:

Once or twice a year put ONE DROP or two of bleach in bathwater to relieve the itch. Everyday I use Polysporin body lotion to heal the skin comes in a plastic jar.

posted 3 months ago

Morning Fatigue

Morning Fatigue

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.

A myRAteam Member said:

My naturopath changed my folic acid and taking real folate now. Feeling better, folic acid is lab created and the body does not use it well. Hang in there!

posted over 3 years ago

Looking For Others That Have Had Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery And If It Was Successful? Still In Pain?

Looking For Others That Have Had Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery And If It Was Successful? Still In Pain?

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

A myRAteam Member said:

What did the doctors say? Did you choose to go with the surgery? How are you feeling?

posted 4 months ago

Does Methotrexate Wear Off In Between Doses?

Does Methotrexate Wear Off In Between Doses?

Hi everyone,
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?
Thank you!!

A myRAteam Member said:

I have the same experience. The methotrexate wears off 2 days early. The pain and stiffness get much worse.

posted 4 months ago

Hot Flushes

Hot Flushes

Hi. I am on the following meds
5mg prednisone
20mg rheumalef
25mg methrotrexate
Plasniquine 200mg
Celebrex 200mg
The hot flushes are unbearable especially after taking the rheumalef and the insomnia. Please I would love some advice. Thank you

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on Celebrex for a year now with no problems. It was a lifesaver for me I wasn’t able to do anything, helped so much with pain and inflammation. I’m only on 60 mg.

posted over 1 year ago

Does Anyone Find Relief From Hand And Finger Pain With Creams?

Does Anyone Find Relief From Hand And Finger Pain With Creams?

I cannot use NSAIDS or aspirin derivatives. Looking for something that is a counterirritant. Like camphor or menthol.

A myRAteam Member said:

I find that emu oil works on the lesser pains in wrists or fingers for daily use

posted over 1 year ago