After seeing my Rheumatologist a couple of weeks ago my GP suggested I should think about switching because he is so hard to get an appointment with. I had a flare up that was horrible and couldnt see him before my next regular check up which was 6 weeks away. Thankfully by then things had gone back to “normal”, unfortunately he took me off the anti inflammatory (just on methotrexate and plaquenil now) because no matter how i was feeling the blood work showed i was ok.
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I have read that anyone with an autoimmune disorder has lower wbc which is harder to fight off infections or viruses. Since warts are viral, it kind of makes sense. I have several on my hands and they are a nuisance! Does anyone else deal with this??
Several years ago I became lactose intolerant for about 6- 9 months, nothing major, just uncomfortable and then it went away. We assumed it was some type of virus or bacteria. I have been taking methotrexate for several months now and I find milk is starting to bug me again. Not sure if it's related to the RA or not.
Hi! I am a 19yo female and began suffering from moderate back pain about 4 years ago. The pain continued getting worse and worse and the only thing my family doctor would do was get an x ray which showed nothing and putting me on some anti-inflammatories which also did nothing. I am pretty active and regularly work out. I developed severe shin splints about 4 years ago and to this day, they just get worse despite the fact that I stay away… read more
Does anyone else have hypersensitivity to things like noises being too loud or patterns being too busy, resulting in headaches?
Does anyone else have neurological issues? It is kind of hard to explain, but I often feel like I am standing on a floor that is bouncing up and down, but it feels more like the inside of my head is bouncing up and down?? I see a neurologist in a couple weeks, but am not sure my description is going to make sense.
My husband will be retiring and I will be losing his commercial insurance which has covered the biologic drugs that I have taken. Currently, I am using Xeljanz. I have Medicare and will now need to add a prescription plan. I have seen some posts that mention that Medicare will not cover these medications but will any of the supplemental plans cover them?