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Anyone Been Prescribed Braces?

Anyone Been Prescribed Braces?

Ive ordered some wrist braces from ebay, they dont fit well, i dont need them every day but would be nice to have some knowledge on these kinds of things for those of us just getting into the disease where its helpful to have braces for support. Ideas welcome

A myRAteam Member said:

In Indianapolis Hand and Shoulder. They have great docs and a PT dept. The custom splint was a latex which is heated and formed to your wrist and hand… read more

posted 13 days ago

How Long Did It Take You To Get A Rheumatologist Appointment?

How Long Did It Take You To Get A Rheumatologist Appointment?

I called today for a Rheumatologist appointment in a major city and I was scheduled in December! Is that a normal amount of time to wait for an appointment? I am having bilateral hip pain, hair loss, and with two positive lab results (ANA and Anti-CCP levels.). My symptoms are manageable, and I am pretty healthy otherwise! So I guess I can wait to get seen....just find it ridiculous to wait that long!

Thanks in advance for any input!

A myRAteam Member said:

Well didn’t you tell them your symptoms? If you did they should have added you on or get a cancellation list. I think more doctors need to go into this… read more

posted about 6 hours ago

Anterior Approach For Hip Replacement

Anterior Approach For Hip Replacement

Has anyone had the anterior approach for their hip replacement? If so, can you tell me anything about it? I have researched this but would like to know any experiences.

A myRAteam Member said:

Just saw this post! Im also going to be having anterior approach hip replacement. I was supposed to have it in March but it was cancelled due to Covid.… read more

posted 10 days ago

Hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine

I started Hydroxychloroquine 200mg once a day a month ago for about 5 days the top of my foot swelled up, it then went away. My Rheumatologist increased my dose to 200mg twice a day that I started yesterday now the top of my left foot is swollen again, does anyone else have this problem?

A myRAteam Member said:

I'll keep you in my prayers take care. Love and hugs

posted 13 days ago

Orencia

Orencia

What types of cancers could occur when using SC Orencia. 100mg weekly?

A myRAteam Member said:

Orencia is very safe. In a clinical study of 37,000 patients on Orencia the risk of specific cancers — including breast cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma… read more

edited, originally posted 19 days ago

Starting Remicade Infusions...Anyone Have Any Advice/Info?

Starting Remicade Infusions...Anyone Have Any Advice/Info?

Tried Humira, then Cosentyx, both with Methotrexate, now replaced with Leflunomide due to mouth and nose sores. Now switching to Remicade infusions with Leflunomide. Looking for any info anyone might have for Remicade Infusions.

A myRAteam Member said:

Im glad it went well. Hope it continues to go well

posted 11 days ago

Anyone Have Anything To Share About RA And Plaquenil?

Anyone Have Anything To Share About RA And Plaquenil?

I was recently diagnosed with RA earlier this year. After two appointments. X rays. Labs etc. After discussing my medical history, past issues and current issues, my Rheumatologist prescribed me Plaquenil. There are of course other things we discussed me doing to attempt to keep the disease from fully manifesting and causing more issues too early in life (I’m 33).

A myRAteam Member said:

You are very young just remember your not alone and every day is very different but every day is also a learning experience. Remember to keep moving and… read more

posted 13 days ago

Starting Methotrexate

Starting Methotrexate

I started methotrexate 2 weeks ago. It has been awful! I am exhausted for 5 days, nausea, vomiting & diarrhea for 3-4 days. Is this normal, and does it get better?

A myRAteam Member said:

I've been on for a little over a month; no stomach problems but I do notice some loss of hair.

posted 14 days ago

My Eyes Burn So Bad For Days After I Cry. Anyone Else Have This?! So Painful!!

My Eyes Burn So Bad For Days After I Cry. Anyone Else Have This?! So Painful!!

A myRAteam Member said:

I use eyedrops for allergies my eye doctor recommended. They help me a lot. I use the Equate brand from Walmart. They burn a little in the morning, but… read more

posted 15 days ago

Does Anyone Else Have RA That Has Moved To The Muscles

Does Anyone Else Have RA That Has Moved To The Muscles

2 weeks ago woke you in pain in my left leg . Went from hip to ankle. I mean the pain was worse than having my hip replaces. and I could not but any weigh on it. My general Dr. thought it was bursitis and gave me a cortiones shot in the burtis. But did no good. finally went to my orthopedic dr and after x-ray, ct scan. and mri discover the I had a left gluteus muscle tear and a gluteus medius tear.
When my RA doctor got the MRI he would like to do a muscle… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Oh Yes I have had muscle pain rn many places

posted 22 days ago
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