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What Advice Would You Give To Someone Recently Diagnosed With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

What Advice Would You Give To Someone Recently Diagnosed With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

posted 5 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Get on a drug that works for you. Mild stretches and exercises. And don’t stress too much you’ll be fine.

posted about 9 hours ago

Whats The Best Treatment For The RA In Your Neck And Shoulder

Whats The Best Treatment For The RA In Your Neck And Shoulder

posted 5 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

When you find the right drug it will help all of you.

posted 4 days ago

Can Stiffness And Pain Increase Starting On Methotrexate?

Can Stiffness And Pain Increase Starting On Methotrexate?

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?

posted 6 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Methotrexate took 6 weeks to do anything for me then I was put on folic acid as well, I was on 25mg. Maybe 18 months, this kept issues at bay from the RA
Eventually methotrexate was not enough and… read more

posted 6 days ago

My Rheumatologist Wants To Start Me On Embrel One Shot A Week. Has Any Used This If So What Side Effects Are Most Common

My Rheumatologist Wants To Start Me On Embrel One Shot A Week. Has Any Used This If So What Side Effects Are Most Common

posted 8 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was on it for years with no side effects, and it really helped. The shots are so easy and almost painless when injected in the stomach(compared to the thigh). Now I’m on Humira.

posted 4 days ago

Who Saw The Mystery Diagnosis On The Woman Who Could Not Stop Sweating?

Who Saw The Mystery Diagnosis On The Woman Who Could Not Stop Sweating?

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.

posted 9 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Wow! I appreciate all of this information. I go through bad sweating when I am having flares. I don't notice it when I take prednisone. Just when my flares are really bad. I sparingly take prednisoneread more

posted 3 days ago

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

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 :)

posted 10 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I do and lupus

posted 7 days ago

What Should Be A Good Intermittent FMLA Request For Spondyloarthritis?

What Should Be A Good Intermittent FMLA Request For Spondyloarthritis?

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

posted 10 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have problems opening jars but found a jar opener on Amazon that works great. It's battery operated. You put it on the jar and press down, it grips the sides of the jar lid, rotates it and pops it… read more

posted about 17 hours ago

Has Anyone Experienced Extremely Low WBC ( White Blood Count) As A Result Of RA

Has Anyone Experienced Extremely Low WBC ( White Blood Count) As A Result Of RA

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.

posted 10 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you for sharing. I have felt the same way.

posted 2 days ago
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