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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

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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 about 7 hours ago
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Any tips on emotions related to dealing with physical limitations?

Any tips on emotions related to dealing with physical limitations?

This might sound weird, but I need some specific tips on dealing with some of the emotions related to the physical limitations that I find myself facing. Everyone gives very general things like, have patience with yourself, take it easy, no need to feel guilty, you can only do what you can do, etc. I thank them for those "feel good" comments. However, I really need some specific ways to work through the process of facing the more permanent… read more

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A myRAteam Member said:

This is how I limit my day.

If it’s a work day, then I go to work, do my job and come home. That’s it !!!

If it’s a non working day, I choose my job/s… read more

posted about 8 hours ago
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How long after diagnosis did you retire?

How long after diagnosis did you retire?

I'm wondering how many years after diagnosis people were unable to continue working...in general of course. I know this is a progressive disease and just in the short few months since my diagnosis my body has gone down hill dramatically.

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A myRAteam Member said:

I am still working eight years on. It has been a bit up and down though. My job involves lots of standing and lifting and it can be a struggle at times,… read more

posted about 9 hours ago
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Posture Came

Posture Came

I just got a posture cane and I'm not sure how I feel about it. Do any of you have one? Do you like it? In what circumstances do you use it over a standard cane? I don't use a cane all the time, just when I'm having a rough time.

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A myRAteam Member said:

May I ask what a posture cane is?

posted about 21 hours ago
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Does RA make you loose your mind?

Does RA make you loose your mind?

I'm not talking brain fog that clears. In the past I have been able to learn new things easily, block out noises, etc around me if I needed to read something & understand. But now I find this a lot harder. Some days worse than others. I have ADHD, that doesn't help this when it comes to things that I'm not particularly interested in. However, I've always been able to hyperfocus on things when they interest me, that is until about 5-6 years ago and I find it getting worse. It… read more

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A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member, I think that happens to everyone as they get older, and RA or other issues certainly complicate it. There's so much that is going on… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Does anyone has experience getting Actemra?

Does anyone has experience getting Actemra?

I have been taking Humira for the past two years... my inflammation and pain does not improve so my doctor wants me to get Actemra. I have been experiencing insomnia and pain in my limbs. I got medication for peripheral nerve damage. I feel like my RA is getting worse. Now I googled that Actemra might cause stomach perforation. I do not know what to do. Please help!!!

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A myRAteam Member said:

TerryHartmannAltman, thank you so much for your message and for sharing your experience with Actemra. Blessings!

posted about 1 month ago
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Has anyone experienced pain in right side by the rib area?

Has anyone experienced pain in right side by the rib area?

I was previously diagnosed with costochondritis, which I was told is inflammation of the cartilage on the ribs, but my inflammatory markers this time are low, all bloods fine, CT scan & ultrasound scan brought up no additional issue like kidney stones or gallstones, so experiencing a lot of pain in right side by my lower ribs but months of investigation and still no decisions by my doctor other than treating me with anti biotics three times now for… read more

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A myRAteam Member said:

I had pain in my left side went for X-ray and was told I have broken rib ! Not done anything to cause this and now have massive swelling and constant… read more

posted 17 days ago
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Does anyone else feel like a whimp when they have to admit that they are just not having a good RA day?

Does anyone else feel like a whimp when they have to admit that they are just not having a good RA day?

I just feel as if family/friends/significant others don't understand when you say you aren't feeling good. I don't want to even admit out loud that I am in pain because I feel like they think I'm trying to get out of something or making excuses. Does anyone else ever feel this way?

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A myRAteam Member said:

I read somewhere a long time ago that the average person really only can handle being completely understanding & patient of an illness or injury for… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Went from diagnosis to wtf within 6 months...normal?

Went from diagnosis to wtf within 6 months...normal?

Went to the doctor for a swollen finger that I thought was broken or sprained and diagnosed with RA instead. That was last October. Had woken a few times at night with elbows or fingers stuck in the bent position and painful to straighten but didnt think much of it...just thought it was weird. By December, the joint pain and stiffness was in my shoulders, hips, knees, wrists. I've been taking Methotrexate and started Humira in March. Some days I feel… read more

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A myRAteam Member said:

Hi mocha , I was having lots of pain in my feet and was sent home from work for wearing shoes with no backs my heels were agony , made an appointment at… read more

posted 17 days ago
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Arava

Arava

Hi
I’ve just had Arava added to my current treatment plan of methotrexate and sulfasalzine, today is my 5th day on this drug and this morning I noticed quite a substantial amount of hair loss just running my fingers through my hair and a load of hair came out has anyone else experienced this? and if so is there anything I can do about this ?

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A myRAteam Member said:

Have had major hair loss while trying different biologics. Currently on cimzia and I am down to about 50 percent loss. Everyo me reacts differently to… read more

posted 3 days ago
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