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Has Anyone Had Trouble With Methatrexate?

Has Anyone Had Trouble With Methatrexate?

I started having stomach flu symptoms when would give myself a shot. Spent the day in bed , then it turned into 2 days.

A myRAteam Member said:

I have had loss ,that was hard. My hair is no longer beautiful;(

posted 9 minutes ago

Transplant Patient With RA

Transplant Patient With RA

I am a transplant patient with RA and my doctors haven't found a treatment that does not contradict my anti-rejection meds. Has anyone had any experience with this?
Thanks,
Lali

I Tried To Save A Door From Falling To Ground But Injured My Hand, Elbow And Shoulder Blade, Did I Cause Permanent Damage.

I Tried To Save A Door From Falling To Ground But Injured My Hand, Elbow And Shoulder Blade, Did I Cause Permanent Damage.

The door was one of those Prehung front entry doors there’s two step leading to entryway I was on the sidewalk trying to not let it hit the ground. So the door and frame was at full speed coming down. First time injuring myself with RA.

A myRAteam Member said:

It took a couple of days and flare ups bouncing around my body but i definitely feel better, mornings are rough but that is what happens when you’re… read more

posted 6 days ago

RA Pain On Schedule!

RA Pain On Schedule!

Has anyone else noticed that their RA pain is on schedule and turns on at a specific time? I've noticed that it begins at 2:30 a.m., wakes me up and I'm up until I fall back asleep out of exhaustion around 5 a.m. Then every single day for a week or longer the pain will begin around 2:30 a.m. regardless of when I take my ibuprofen. I take 500 mg twice a day. I have to take my evening pill at midnight so that I can make it through the night. But if I'm having a flare-up only Prednisone will… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Hang in there. Weight again is horrible but you have to heal the body. Let your doctor bring down the inflammation first.
I am fairly new to RA, my… read more

posted 5 days ago

Has Anyone Had Success With Remicade Alone?

Has Anyone Had Success With Remicade Alone?

I was supposed to start Humira and have had an initial dose (Dr provided a sample). It began making a huge difference almost immediately. Now my insurance company has decided I have to first take Remicade infusions for 6 months before they will consider approving Humira. I cannot take methotrexate (liver panel was BAD) and I'm not taking anything else but Prednisone. I'm discontinuing Prednisone asap. Has anyone had success with Remicade alone? How about side effects?

A myRAteam Member said:

I'm on remicade but also take methotrexate and plaquenil. Had less stiffness after first dose but they are still working to find the correct dosage that… read more

posted 2 days ago

Do I Tell/ask My RA Doctor About Alternate Therapies?

Do I Tell/ask My RA Doctor About Alternate Therapies?

I have an appt finally next week and I need to find something for the pain. Tried all the creams, sprays, OTC meds etc and have started on CBD. Just a low dose as i just started so no real effects yet but pharmaceuticals have done nothing so nothing to less at this point. But do I tell RA Doctor?

A myRAteam Member said:

I take CBD for my fibro pain (I have complex pain from fibro/ME/RA. My doctors all know. I think it's best they do since its processed in the liver. My… read more

posted 11 days ago

Xeljanz Pooped Out, Going To Start Rinvoq

Xeljanz Pooped Out, Going To Start Rinvoq

I'm super bummed that Xeljanz has stopped working after almost a year of effectiveness. Doctor wants to try me on Rinvoq. It's a very similar drug but maybe the different formulation will make it work for me. I was really hoping Xeljanz was the answer for me

Anyone on Rinvoq care to share their experience?

A myRAteam Member said:

Thanks Sam! Could use all the best wishes I can get.

posted 14 days ago

What Is A Flare And How To Deal With

What Is A Flare And How To Deal With

A myRAteam Member said:

My primary medication is a biologic. When a flare occurs, my game plan with my rheumatologist is to start taking an NSAID (Etodolac) twice a day at the… read more

posted 6 days ago
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