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Does Anyone Deal With Emotional Instability Due To Meds?

Does Anyone Deal With Emotional Instability Due To Meds?

Feel like an emotional roller coaster especially day or 2 after methotrexate. I just started infusions but still also taking hydroxy chloroquine, sulfazine, Meloxicam. Just so much and I feel like I'm losing myself in the emotional fight! Ugh!! I mentioned to my doc and she said that is not side effects of meds?! Anyone else deal with this?

A myRAteam Member said:

I deal with a few emotions these days as I see a therapist weekly for 9 years. I had so much stuffed inside plus daily events on top
ie: just to be able to have that one person you learn to know and… read more

posted 1 day ago

Has Anyone Had A Bad Headache, Increased Pain In Their Joints, & Sinus Problems After Renflexis Infusion?

Has Anyone Had A Bad Headache, Increased Pain In Their Joints, & Sinus Problems After Renflexis Infusion?

I had an infusion just over a week ago. I’ve had a horrible headache, my joints hurt more and my sinuses are really hurting. Has anyone experienced these side effects?

RA & UTI's

RA & UTI's

Does anyone suffer from Recurrent UTI's I would sure like to chat with anyone else suffering from this horrific problem!! TIA

A myRAteam Member said:

My mother did and had a physical they found out that she was diabetic

posted 1 day ago

Has Anybody Suffered With Itchy Toes With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Has Anybody Suffered With Itchy Toes With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Itchiness comes on suddenly feels like something is crawling on on skin & between my toes I can’t help but scratch it

A myRAteam Member said:

You'll have to keep lotion on. I do and I don't itch or scratch

posted 1 day ago

Epstein Barr Virus And RA

Epstein Barr Virus And RA

Has anyone heard the theory that Epstein Barr Virus may be to blame for RA? I had Mono as a teen and then a reactivation in my 20s. I have had tests since showing that I only have antibodies, not an active infection but from what I've read, it can hide in the organs and joints. I'm now 44. Just wondering what others' experience is with EBV. It's definitely the main cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but I haven't heard as much about the link with RA. Thank you.

A myRAteam Member said:

I too had mono when i was in me teens & now suffer from Epstein Barr virus. Always fatigued! I just found out i have RA 5 years ago!

posted 1 day ago

Sulfasalazine Dizziness And Tinnitus And Anxiety

Sulfasalazine Dizziness And Tinnitus And Anxiety

Hi there.

I've recently been diagnosed with RA. I am 37 years old and find it all very stressful. I started out my treatment on prednisolone and sulfasalazine and found that I have horrible anxiety and panic attacks as well as dizziness and tinnitus. I stopped both and my symptoms improved. I then tried sulfasalazine by itself and found I still had all those symptoms. I stopped again for two weeks and my dizziness and tinnitus improved but didn't go away completely. I thought I give… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I'm on prednisone as of now. Had a glitch in my platelets so off of my Orencia. Going on about 3 months now. Praying for a good report today from my doctor so
Pray for me 🙏 I for you

posted 1 day ago

Why Are My Eyes, Watering, Sensitive To Light And Painful?

Why Are My Eyes, Watering, Sensitive To Light And Painful?

They are swollen too and I have double vision. What is wrong with them? Have been diagnosed with Severe RA

A myRAteam Member said:

You sound like you have dry eyes. I went to a eye specialist for all of the above. Now on the road to recovery.

posted 5 days ago

Medication Question

Medication Question

I want to know if Methotrexate is helping any of you. Does it relieve your inflammation to ease your pain? Just on Methotrexate alone, not with another Med.
Thank you so much.

A myRAteam Member said:

Hope things improve for you. Best wishes lynne

posted about 7 hours ago

Shooting Debilitating Knee Pain

Shooting Debilitating Knee Pain

My areas of struggle were always my feet and hands but now I’m getting a sharp shooting pain in my knee and it can come on anytime at rest, walking, standing. It is like 10/10 pain. It is now waking me up while I’m sleeping. Then it will go away and then come right back or come back in an hour or whenever. My doctor is away but he texted saying RA doesn’t present itself like that (on and off inconsistent pain). I was wondering if you have expirenced this with your RA? I can’t imagine this being… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

My knees hurt when I have a flare as well. I also have osteo arthritis in my right knee and the pain is unbearable and I am awaiting a knee replacement but generally when I have a flare like I said my… read more

posted 15 days ago
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