Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About myRAteam

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Questions + Answers

Don't see your question? ask question
View:

Olumiant

Olumiant

I have had trouble with every drug they don't work I'm aslways inflamed I am on fissability and medicare I don't have any drug insurance so I was wondering how much this costs I am so desperate to find something to relieve the pain in my knees and feet I would love to be able to take your drug to help me thankyou for letting me tell a little bit about my story !

A myRAteam Member said:

i would not be able to afford mine without insurance as it is it's close

posted 5 days ago

Should I Change My Methotrexate To Something Else?

Should I Change My Methotrexate To Something Else?

I’ve been on methotrexate 20 yrs. RA has somewhat worsened over last 2 yrs. Most days are managed with 2 ibuprofen when I get up; then again mid afternoon; 1000 mg Turmeric in AM; cherries in season, blueberries. Rheumy said we can switch from or add to methotrexate. Labs are normal.
I’ve been aching longer in am, sob quickly. Cardio said to lose weight. I see there is a little known thing called RA Lung which docs don’t recognize.
I’m 73 so do I put up with what… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Hello there I’ve been on lots of things I’ve been on that hydroxchloriquine and now I’m waiting to go on an infusion on Tuesday where they put the drug… read more

posted 3 days ago

Weight Gain

Weight Gain

Taking Naproxen, Plaquenil and prednisone 3mg. Weight has gradually gone up significantly over the last 5 years Rheumy cannot give me a straight answer. Has anyone been on same meds and switched to others and experienced weight loss ? Thanks in advance.

A myRAteam Member said:

I never had a weight problem until the prednisone and now can not get it off. Had to have it though and would not be able to move without it. I wonder… read more

posted 5 days ago

Rheumatic Fevers

Rheumatic Fevers

How many of you guys get rheumatic fevers? This past weekend was my first. Everyone assumed I had covid which made it worse to diagnose. I had a temperatures ranging from 39.5 to 41 degrees. I ached everywhere and all my joints throbbed I felt I had been hit by a bus. Thankfully my gp new my history and recognised what I had. He said to take ibuprofen and paracetamol alternatively. This has lasted 4 days and today I actually feel human again. It was agony though.

A myRAteam Member said:

Brittany thank you. I have had low grade fever and flu like symptoms for 3 months. Simple but I have not thought to take anything for the low grade… read more

posted 1 day ago

Fibroids In Arches

Fibroids In Arches

Has anyone had fibroid in their arches? Started year ago had steroid shot in arch helped for 4 months came back now have in in other foot too. Diagnosed with RA in January haven’t started meds yet.

A myRAteam Member said:

I have fibromayla all over inaddition, RA for the pass 15 years. IT is not easy pray they can get a tretment that will help you.

posted 12 days ago

Has Anyone On Methotrexate Received A Cancer Diagnosis? Specifically Women?

Has Anyone On Methotrexate Received A Cancer Diagnosis? Specifically Women?

A myRAteam Member said:

Hi there,
I felt the same way while on methotrexate. I am now on Simponi every 3 weeks and although I still feel some pain/discomfort in my wrist, I… read more

posted 7 days ago

Joint Popping?

Joint Popping?

Is it common to have constant joint popping? My shoulders are popping on a daily basis these past few months. Also both my hip flexors. Any movement really and I hear a loud pop. It does hurt each time but tolerable. Had a telehealth visit with my rheumy and he said next step was Methotrexate but he doesnt want my immune system compromised right now with Covid 19. So Im still taking Plaquenil twice daily which does nothing & I have steroid pack for flare ups but I dont want to use them. My 2nd… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

My right shoulder started to pop in January. Gad terrible pain all of a sudden. I had a steroid injection and it really helped. Now I have the same pain… read more

posted 2 days ago

Does Anyone Know If Ra Affects The Eye Vision

Does Anyone Know If Ra Affects The Eye Vision

A myRAteam Member said:

My vision has gotten worse since I can remember. Always have had to have glasses. At 40yo had cataracts. I've always thought it had something to do with… read more

posted 7 days ago

Leflunomide/arava

Leflunomide/arava

So this is a long story.. About a few months ago they started me on arava/leflunomide.. Around the same time, i started to drink these waters with electrolytes even though i wasnt working out/losing any water. About a month passed and i had this really uncomfortable sensation in my stomach like i was super bloated it was tender to the touch and it just kinda ached a little. I went to the dr and they said it shouldnt cause that so i assumed it was the electrolyte drinks i was drinking so i… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Not sure about the medication and bloating but I do know elevated liver enzymes will cause stomach issues and EXTREME fatigue. Loss of appetite, dark… read more

posted 14 days ago
Continue with Facebook
Sign up with your email
Already a Member? Log in