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...
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
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.
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.
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
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!!!
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
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?
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
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 ?