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Has Anyone Had A Bad Reaction To Sulfasalazine?

Has Anyone Had A Bad Reaction To Sulfasalazine?

I took my first dose on Thursday and am only now starting to feel better. I have had severe headache, nausea and tinnitus.

A myRAteam Member said:

same so i have stopped taking Sulfrazine so many side effects and damage to organs.I also became very tearful so not like me.

posted 1 day ago

Pain

Pain

I posted in wrong spot as well . I woke with pain in my fingers of course , however my foot was in so much pain especially the heel area . Hard to walk on it . Also been having shoulder pain . Has anyone else experience heel pain ? Thank you .

A myRAteam Member said:

Oh yea, I have heel pain, and keep looking at my foot and think where is the blister, my nurse said this is common, great! And my shoulder is killing… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

Muscle Cramps And Pains

Muscle Cramps And Pains

Hiya all hope everyone is doing well, I've been on methatrexate for 8 weeks and wear splints on my wrists as well as gloves as I have RA in my knuckles and thumbs, does anyone suffer from muscle pain and leg cramps due to RA, I didn't relies you could get pains and cramps with this illness of so does anyone have any tips on how to reduce them I also take anti-inflammatories as well as cocodamol 30/500 I've uped my water intake and eat bananas but. Nothing is working I'm getting about 3… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I too suffer with RA in my knuckles and have just started wearing compression gloves which I find help a great deal. Am also on Methotrexate and happen… read more

posted 1 day ago

Covid Vaccination

Covid Vaccination

Has anyone has the Covid vaccine that is on Plaquenil? I have heard that it is not advised? I have yet to ask my Rhematologist?

A myRAteam Member said:

Both my Dr's P.C. and rheurmotologist want a wait and see. We are in our in our 70's. Don't go out much.
So just not sure yet......

posted 2 days ago

Meds🤔

Meds🤔

Has anyone had Methylprednisolone 4 mg?

Weighted Blanket

Weighted Blanket

I struggle with severe knee pain, and was told weighted blanket might help. However, I live in Arizona, has anyone tried a weighed blanket?

A myRAteam Member said:

decided I would splurge and buy satin sheets, I happy that blanket works for you!

posted 1 day ago

Hot Or Cold....?

Hot Or Cold....?

In your experience is it better to use a heat pad or a cold pack on the area that is painful?
In my case it's my knees.

A myRAteam Member said:

I agree with KerrieAnn to alternate but usually use a heating pad for my lower back and alternate the bed buddy for my neck. Take care!

posted 3 days ago

Knee Pain

Knee Pain

I am suffering from the early stages of arthritis in both knees. I am 66.
Is there any exercises, diet changes or general do's and don'ts that might help me fight this condition?

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you , really helpful info

posted 3 days ago
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