7 weeks ago started on methotrexate 10mg, stiffness and pain has increased as have other symptoms. 3 weeks ago discussed with Dr, folic acid other 6 days trial then possible injections. Not seeing any light in the tunnel as pain is now always there.
Is this normal for symptoms to get worse?
The series Mystery Diagnosis featured an episode on debilitating sweating. The condition is called idiopathic widespread hyperhidrosis. Meaning bodywide excessive sweating with no apparent cause. I am the woman in that program. The medication that stopped the 24/7 sweating is called Oxybutynin. Taken 2x per day, it completely stops my sweating. Like everything else, oxybutynin does not work for everyone. It is a prescription drug.
My husband has been on 10 methotrexate a week and 20 mls daily of leflurtide since Feb. his liver levels were too high at his last blood work, so they are taking him off both, waiting two weeks then will test again to make sure it's the medication causing this. Anyone else have a similar experience? Just looking for some reassurance :)
I was just diagnosed with spondyloarthritis (a few years back). I have not been very active on this site because I am not that good with computers. The arthritis has been affecting the knuckles on my hands quite a bit and someone mentioned that I could possibly get intermittent FMLA leave from my position at work. Currently, I work in manufacturing where I use machinery (routers, edge banders) to make cabinets and other wood products. It is very hard for me to even open a jar anymore and some… read more
Has anyone experienced extreme fatigue and light-headedness from low wbc. Is this a normal occurrence for individuals with RA. How is this treated. I feel like I can only spend limited time walking around or standing before I have to lie down.
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