Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Has anyone had extreme pain in shoulders?

Has anyone had extreme pain in shoulders?

I woke up with one of my shoulders feeling like my clavicle and the front of the shoulder wanted to pop out! I tried heat/ cold muscle relaxers, and Ibuprofen and finally I was able to fall asleep after the meds kicked in- has anyone had this type of instant ache and then felt better 3 hours -not 100% but 75%- just trying to figure out if this has to do with my RA or is it something else?

A myRAteam Member said:

yes,,me too,,seems like heating pads help me more than anything,,hd to take off work cause could not use my arm at all but the heating pad on it all day… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

Treatments

Treatments

Lately my hips and knees having been bothering me at night, after I’ve been doing things all day. I’ve been using CBD cream on both and it helps. What does everyone else use, for lotions???

A myRAteam Member said:

I am having issues with my knee as I type. Going in for bloodwork Tuesday. My liver engzynes were up 3 wks ago so afraid to take anything over the… read more

posted 1 day ago

Has anyone heard of the Vectra test? It is a blood test that looks for biomarkers in RA.

Has anyone heard of the Vectra test? It is a blood test that looks for biomarkers in RA.

It is 12 different biomarkers. I had all 12. My last rheumatologist never did this. This test was given
by my new rheumatologist.

A myRAteam Member said:

My RA just did this one to see if she needed to change up my meds.

posted about 23 hours ago

Is anyone else hair is falling out

Is anyone else hair is falling out

I'm realizing my hair is thinning a little too much

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member thank u and my doctor did say she doesn't know what else i have because my blood test show's my numbers is really high so I don't… read more

posted 4 days ago

Numbness

Numbness

Hey guy and girls I have woken up with Numbness in 2 and 1/2 fingers this morning baby finger, ring finger and half of middle finger I have tried holding hand down below heart I have gotten husband to massage arm nothing is helping. Is this normal and if so what is it. T.I.A.

A myRAteam Member said:

I sometimes have that in my left arm as well. The Orthopedic doctor said because I have a torn rotator cuff it pinches my nerves at night. He suggested… read more

posted 7 days ago

Does anyone also have degenerative disc disease and sciatica?

Does anyone also have degenerative disc disease and sciatica?

Hi all, I hope all is well with everyone!! I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis almost three years ago. I am 45 now and I have been told recently that I also have degenerative disc disease and I'm also having sciatica problems. My rheumatologist prescribed steroids and muscle relaxers and said he wants to see me back in two weeks. He said if my sciatica wasn't any better then he is going to refer me to a back surgeon. Has anyone else had the… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I have RA, sciatica, and DDD as well. Im only 25 so nobody really takes it all seriously/doesnt want to do surgery, but im afraid its going to have to… read more

posted 3 days ago

Mouth sores/sore throat on one side? Ringing ears?

Mouth sores/sore throat on one side? Ringing ears?

Anyone get sore tongue and throat? What about tinnitus??

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes I’ve been told for years there is no help

posted 4 days ago

I am considering taking plaquenil. I am worried about the side effects? Any comments?

I am considering taking plaquenil. I am worried about the side effects? Any comments?

I am unable to take methotrexate because of having a kidney removed earlier. I did not tolerate some of the other drugs. I am wondering about plaquenil and the side effects. Does anyone take it and what are the side effects?

A myRAteam Member said:

It did not work for me at all. I tried other meds and nothing really worked. Then I tried cannabis oil. I usually take 10 to 15mg every evening and went… read more

posted 5 days ago

Cysts?

Cysts?

Has anyone ever gotten cysts on the kidneys? If so, were you told it was from the RA?

A myRAteam Member said:

How do I change my pic

posted 11 days ago
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