Rheumatoid Arthritis

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  • I have R.A. is it ok to use phentermine with this ...

    I have R.A. is it ok to use phentermine with this autoimmune disease?

    Post created 2 days 23 hours ago

  • I have Rheumatoid arthritis and recently diagnosed...

    I have Rheumatoid arthritis and recently diagnosed with Hashi's as well. My last two CBC, CMP tests have had elevated ALP (all other liver tests normal). I was 140 and latest was 178. My rheumatologist doesn't seem overly concerned as my SED rate is up as is my C-reactive (it's always elevated). I started synthroid about 6 months ago and I've been hypo and hyper....lots of adjustments. I have been on methotrexate for the RA for ten years as well as voltaen xr for as long. I'm wondering if they are the reason for the elevated ALP levels? Mine usually are around 130-135. I'm a 55 year old post menopausal woman.

    Question created 3 days 22 hours ago

  • My RA is mild. The methotrexate caused my cholest...

    My RA is mild. The methotrexate caused my cholesterol to rise. The Lipitor caused my blood sugar to rise. The rheumatologist denied that the Methotrexate did this but I found research by peer reviewed journals that reported this finding.

    Post created 1 week 4 days ago

  • Hi everyone, I was just diagnosed with RA and fib...

    Hi everyone,
    I was just diagnosed with RA and fibroids. I am suffering from a lot of pain and I am not on medication just yet.
    I joined as I really feel down and alone.
    All the best to everyone in the group!
    Karolina

    Post created 2 weeks 2 days ago

  • I have had Ra for many years. i was dx recently wi...

    I have had Ra for many years. i was dx recently with HSV2. i have just started having a relationship since losing my love almost 2 yyears ago. the new relationship ended last night when i told him. i have this new problem, lost my new friend and have never felt so alone in my life. i am 56 and feel that i will spend my remaining years alone because of this

    Post created 2 weeks 4 days ago

  • I have been on Lupron and Casodex for Pca, for 9 m...

    I have been on Lupron and Casodex for Pca, for 9 months. Last month my right hand flared into full arthritic pain starting with the middle finger, then the pointer, and then the ring finger. It happen overnight with the middle finger and the other fingers joined in a day and 2 days. Pain and stiffness is worse at morning, but subsides some during normal activity. Then at night before bedtime it is back--I use DMSO to lesson the pain. I know it is the drugs. Does anyone have an answer how to beat this thing back--or is it to stop the drugs--and if I do is damage already done likely to be permanent.
    Roger

    Post created 3 weeks 1 day ago

  • Thank you for letting me join!

    Thank you for letting me join!

    Post created 3 weeks 3 days ago

  • I feel like I am slowly dying I feel horrible and...

    I feel like I am slowly dying I feel horrible and I only feel good for about 4 hours if I'm lucky, after taking my pain medication, I have severe depression in adddition to major head sinus and body pain , I also am allergic to multiple meds like prednasone, and I feel as though I am being treated like a criminal, because of the pain meds they put me on oxicodone evey 8 hours, I went to they last appointment and they made me do a drug test, I have a few good days a month so I am happy when I have them, sorry for my little pitty party, I feel a little better putting it out here, because I'm sure some of you understand where I'm coming from, thanks for listening, any constuctive thoughts are vert much appreciated

    Post created 3 weeks 3 days ago

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Orencia

    I am an 80 year old male and was diagnosed with RA13 months ago. Started with Prednisone and Methotrexate. On varying amounts of Prednisone since, but off Methotrexate after 2 months due to mouth ulcers and started on Arava. Had a flare in September. Started infusions of Orencia in November and continuing Prednisone and Arava. Will see Rheumatologist next month and hope to get off the Prednisone soon. Drives my blood sugar crazy if eat carbs. Lipid panels have been good until last one a week ago. Not bad yet but cholesterol and triglycerides are climbing. Wonder if Orencia can be a cause of that.

    Post created 1 month 1 day ago

  • Looking for others taking subone for Ra relief

    Looking for others taking subone for Ra relief

    Post created 1 month 5 days ago