Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Has anyone had a blister type rash associated with their RA?

Has anyone had a blister type rash associated with their RA?

I have had a blister type rash that is very itchy all over my body for over 3 weeks. Both my Rheumotologist and a dermatologist cannot identify it. Has anyone had a similar issue. Could this be related to RA?

A myRAteam Member said:

I have had times my hand & foot will blister then they erupt & itching becomes unbearable.

posted 5 days ago

Has anyone experienced burning on thier scalp?

Has anyone experienced burning on thier scalp?

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, I suffer with burning scalp, face, and chest area. I have Lupus too.

posted 9 days ago

At what point do you say you can’t work anymore.

At what point do you say you can’t work anymore.

I’m 31 father of 4 I work all day my wife works all night. I’m to the point that my long flare ups are taking away from my day to say life at work and home. I work a very physical job and I used my hands all day. Just wondering what everyone else’s opinion and how you manage to live your life with flare ups that come out of no where and last for an undetermined amount of time.

A myRAteam Member said:

Roy you will know when it is time. I changed jobs to help me with mine, just so I could stay somewhat active. When I needed a cane to help me with my… read more

posted 10 days ago

Does anyone else have RA and no health insurance to see your rhuematologist?

Does anyone else have RA and no health insurance to see your rhuematologist?

How do you manage? I was diagnosed at 15 with RA. I haven't seen a doctor about it since I was 19 (currently 24) Believe me, I have tried. It is so depressing feeling this way, being in CONSTANT, sometimes debilitating pain and knowing there is a medication that could help me find remission & I simply just don't have access to it.

A myRAteam Member said:

Nails...smails...you got ur stems back! ..... it’s all good!

posted 3 days ago

What are some symptoms of RA?

What are some symptoms of RA?

I haven’t been diagnosed with RA yet but I do have fibromyalgia and diabetic neuropathy. I’m on gabapentin and cymbalta. These aren’t working anymore or something has changed. I have very stiff fingers and they hurt all day long. I’ve been having trouble with writing even. I also can’t make meatloaf or cut vegetables since it makes my hands cold and hurt so much. Has anyone had these things happen?

A myRAteam Member said:

It could also be attributed to the gabapentin. It can cause swelling making your hands stiff. I had to stop taking it. I have fibro too. Without the… read more

posted 8 days ago

Nerve blocker injections in the neck

Nerve blocker injections in the neck

Nerve blocker injections in the neck, i have numbness and pins and needles down the right arm to finger tips and down my side affecting my right boob

A myRAteam Member said:

Thanks for your comments x

posted 5 days ago

How to avoid infections on biologics

How to avoid infections on biologics

Considering starting Simponi aria IVs in Dr.s office as other meds cause too many side effects. My concern after reading the material given to me on this biologic is a high risk of infection. I am 39 and still have 4 school age children who bring home illness throughout the year as well as my husbands two adult children are both expecting babies this fall. How much of a risk are you to infection really? And how do you avoid it with so many little germ magnets around?? The… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

So happy to hear that you have had success on this biologic. I’m waiting on insurance approval and am currently not on anything having stopped… read more

posted 9 days ago

Vaccines

Vaccines

It’s that time of the year. New recommendations to discuss with your doctor.

https://www.healio.com/rheumatology/practice-ma...

A myRAteam Member said:

Yup, great article, thx @A myRAteam Member, follow doc advice always after discussing pros and cons. No universal decision exists for all patients.

edited, originally posted 16 days ago

Does anyone get pain/weak feeling in arms and legs with RA?

Does anyone get pain/weak feeling in arms and legs with RA?

I have newly diagnosed RA. Feet, hands, ankles, wrists hips hurt..I often get whole body pain specifically noticing arms get really weak and feel constant dull pain.
Is this part of the RA? My rhemy thinks it's fibromyalgia on top of RA. She says RA only affects joints. But could it be referred pain from surrounding joints? How to treat it?

A myRAteam Member said:

You’re only 39...crucial you follow the advice of ur rheumatologist, especially for your RA. Want to get on the likely first step DMARD that just about… read more

edited, originally posted 1 day ago
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