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Headache And First Does Of Methotrexate

Headache And First Does Of Methotrexate

Yesterday was my first does of methotrexate and today i have horrible headache. I have taken celebrex it has not helped. Wonderimg if okay to take migraine meds . What helps witb the headaches??

A myRAteam Member said:

When I first started taking methotrexate I had a headache for several days. My doctor prescribed 3mg of folic acid per day. This requires a… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

Family Thinks You’re Retired When You’re On Disability

Family Thinks You’re Retired When You’re On Disability

My brother thinks I’m retired because I’m no longer working when I’m actually out on long term disability and SSDI for rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore, he thinks I should be the one to do all the work caring for our mother with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as my being female. I was able to sell her house and move her to assisted living near me. It’s still a lot of work managing her finances, medical, and every other need. Fortunately I have a very helpful and… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I’m so sorry you also had all that responsibility with your mom without your brother’s help.
Can you have a meeting with your daughter, son-in-law, and… read more

posted 3 days ago

Medically Supervised Water Fasting

Medically Supervised Water Fasting

Are any of you familiar with the benefits of Medically Supervised Water Fasting? There’s a clinic in California called TrueNorth Health Center founded by Drs Alan Goldhamer DC and Jennifer Marano DC in 1984. They have other medical doctors and practitioners on staff. They have been able to cure many people from their chronic diseases including autoimmune diseases. They’ve done a lot of research and are currently doing a study with the Mayo Clinic. They teach you to resume a… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Haven’t heard about this before..interesting

posted 3 days ago

Whole Food Plant-Based SOS Free Diet

Whole Food Plant-Based SOS Free Diet

Are any of you following a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet Free of added Salt, Sugar, and Oil? There are a lot of lifestyle medicine doctors and doctors specializing in nutrition who promote this way of eating for optimal health and to reverse and prevent many chronic diseases. I follow the Nutritarian lifestyle recommended by Dr Joel Fuhrman since Jan 2019 and have lost over 50lbs and reduced my med doses in half.

A myRAteam Member said:

That is awesome!congratulations

posted 3 days ago

Covid

Covid

I’m wondering how many of you have had the Covid vaccine? I cannot take the flu vaccine so I’m a little hesitant to get this vaccine. I already had Covid in November

A myRAteam Member said:

Well, essentially no reaction to either Pfizer vaccine. I was encouraged to continue following covid precautions because the vaccines may not be quite… read more

posted 2 days ago

How Concerned Should I Be About A High Vectra Score?

How Concerned Should I Be About A High Vectra Score?

I just learned my Vectra score is 73 which is pretty high meaning my RA is not under control. The weird thing is that I don't have a lot of joint pain right now so I thought things were under control with Rinvoq. I'm feeling pretty discouraged. I do plan to talk to my rheumatologist but I just wanted to get an idea from you all how important this measurement is.

A myRAteam Member said:

Thanks Sharon. I just heard from the Rheumatologist and he says it may be elevated because I had Covid recently. I'm hoping that's the case because that… read more

posted 2 days ago

How Do I Find A Good Rheumatologist In My Area. Medicare Only Finds Providers But There Is No Recommendations. I'm In Springfield Mo.

How Do I Find A Good Rheumatologist In My Area. Medicare Only Finds Providers But There Is No Recommendations. I'm In Springfield Mo.

can contact me at (Email address can only be seen by myRAteam users) with any advice, or answers. Thanks

A myRAteam Member said:

KimberleaBrown, I am 80 miles from my Rheumatologist's main office, but after making an appointment, was given info that I can see him at a town 50… read more

posted 3 days ago

Power Plate Whole Body Vibration Technology

Power Plate Whole Body Vibration Technology

Have any of you used whole body vibration technology such as Power Plate? It’s a platform you can stand on that moves in small quick increments up & down, side to side, and forward & back. It’s supposed to help muscles engage and contract to improve recovery, flexibility, strength, and balance for muscles and bones. I have osteopenia and would like to use it to prevent osteoporosis and to increase my bone strength and overall fitness.

A myRAteam Member said:

There’s one in a gym a few towns away that I’d like to try after my Covid vaccines. I want to see how it feels before I would invest in a home model.

posted 3 days ago
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