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Need Help Getting Into Skilled Nursing Facility

Need Help Getting Into Skilled Nursing Facility

I live California I can no longer take care of myself desperate meaning find out how to come out family doctor commitment me 2A nursing home and Medicare pay for it I have hey Ppo Medicare through blue Shield help does anybody know how

A myRAteam Member said:

Praying 🙏for you!

posted 3 days ago

Anyone In Scotland, UK? Near Balmoral?

Anyone In Scotland, UK? Near Balmoral?

A myRAteam Member said:

Hi ‘Fifer’ ! I’m American but I’ve been in ABerdeenshire for 37 years.

posted 3 days ago

Methotrexate And Joint Pain

Methotrexate And Joint Pain

Hi so my dr just upped my methotrexate from 4tabs to 6.This was my second week on it. I take them friday nights. Today i woke up with this joint pain all over and just the smallest thing takes all my strength. I didnt have this on 4tabs so i am wondering is this normal ??

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you i dont get any other symptoms when i take it. But for some reason this time sent me into a flare . Not surè if its cause i upped my dose or what , but it has made for a very bad weekend

posted 5 days ago

RA Hearing Loss

RA Hearing Loss

Profound hearing loss in one ear due to RA, anyone else experiencing this?

A myRAteam Member said:

I have never heard of this!! Oh my.

posted 6 days ago

Inflectra

Inflectra

Why did my doctor take me off of Cimzia because I have she thinks hep c. I was told I had a bladder in the kidney infection I think it's due to the methotrexate I haven't been taken off of it in years

A myRAteam Member said:

Cimzia is one of the meds I think is more potent than any others I’ve ever taken. I could tell by how quickly it cleared up an issue under my skin and other miscellaneous things. I would agree with… read more

edited, originally posted 5 days ago

Inflectra

Inflectra

Why did my doctor take me off of Cynthia because I have she thinks hep c

Is Anyone On Methotrexate And Simponic Aria?

Is Anyone On Methotrexate And Simponic Aria?

Will be starting infusions soon with simponic aria and oral methotrexate and have mixed feelings. Some information is positive about taking this combination and yet there's alot of negative effects also. I haven't discussed this with my rheumatologist yet but just wondering if there are any people in this group that may help me from experience. Thank-you in advance.

A myRAteam Member said:

I hope you find a combination that works for you.

posted 5 days ago

Has Anyone Experienced Hair Loss While Taking Xeljanz

Has Anyone Experienced Hair Loss While Taking Xeljanz

I started Xeljanz approx 8 weeks ago and it's helping my symptoms. At least now I can use my hands! However, I've noticed that my hair is falling out in handfuls. All the research that I've done states that Xeljanz is waiting for FDA approval to help with Alopecia and that hair loss is NOT a side effect.
Has anyone else experienced this?

A myRAteam Member said:

Hello! I’ve had hair shedding with every last medication I’ve been on starting with my very first methotrexate oral. I’ve been in many and metho and Humira ravished my hair. I’ve come to the… read more

posted 5 days ago

Has Anyone Been On Actemra?

Has Anyone Been On Actemra?

I spoke with my Rhumy yesterday and instead of starting me on Rituximab, he is going to start me on Actemra, he just first needs to get approval from our provincial health plan so I don't go broke. Has anyone been on this and what did you experience?

A myRAteam Member said:

I was on the infusions and as they had worked so well for me my Rheumy decided to not switch me to the injections. Certainly would have been more convenient than going to an infusion clinic. I found I… read more

posted 7 days ago

Is It Normal To Feel Different With A Different Size Needle

Is It Normal To Feel Different With A Different Size Needle

CVS didn't have the regular needle I being using but it still is 1ml but after taking I feel different is that normal

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member I never used any other needles I was nervous but thank you I was just wondering

posted 9 days ago
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