Rheumatoid Arthritis

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  • hello

    hello

    Post created 1 week 10 hours ago

  • cortisone shots are the only thing that helps my R...

    cortisone shots are the only thing that helps my Rheumatoid go away.

    Post created 1 week 4 days ago

  • I have DVT and PE and am taking Eliquis. My arthr...

    I have DVT and PE and am taking Eliquis. My arthritis is really hurting; yet they want me to take only Tylenol which does not help. Any suggestions?

    Post created 2 weeks 1 day ago

  • I was diagnosed with RA November of 2014. I was im...

    I was diagnosed with RA November of 2014. I was immediately put on prednisone and then started trying different drugs. I took methotrexate for 2and 1/2 yrs. Having discontinued it June of this year. Have been on prednisone ever since the from 5mg to 20mg depending on how good or bad symptoms are. Started Actemra in June of this yr. immediately caught a cold lasting 6 weeks, developed shortness of breath and chest tightness. Still having chest symptoms. Then last Friday I started vomiting with severe stomach pains, burning like a hot poker in my stomach. Went to ER around 2am Sunday. Severe dehydration, gastritis and esophagitis. Given protonix and carafate tabs. CT report is showing possible colitis and excess fluid in uterus. Anybody else with this experience?

    Post created 2 weeks 6 days ago

  • Hello! I was diagnosed with blastomycosis in late...

    Hello!
    I was diagnosed with blastomycosis in late March after a lung biopsy.
    In the late part of April, early May, I noticed that I my fingers started to tingle, with numbness and pain.

    My family doctor thought it was the anti-fungal medication.
    The infectious disease doctor changed the anti-fungal to something else.

    There was no change in my hands/fingers.

    Now, my family doctor is sending me to a rhuematologist.

    Would blastomycosis and rhuematoid arthritis be connected?

    Thank You!

    Question created 1 month 4 days ago

  • Funny how RA is 90% women. Coincidence?? I think n...

    Funny how RA is 90% women. Coincidence?? I think not. After I stopped taking the Depot shot I had my 1st flare up.

    Post created 1 month 5 days ago

  • Lost use of left shoulder can it be healed?? Signe...

    Lost use of left shoulder can it be healed?? Signed the left handed handymAn

    Post created 1 month 1 week ago

  • 1 year ago diagnosed with VF and desert Rheumatoid...

    1 year ago diagnosed with VF and desert Rheumatoid Artheritis. I keep having flare ups with joint and fatigue.

    Post created 1 month 3 weeks ago

  • Hi I am and was a fairly healthy 72 year old fema...

    Hi I am and was a fairly healthy 72 year old female until I was diagnosed with RA December 2017. I have been on Prednisone 5 mg since that time. So far have not found a DMard or Biologic that I haven't had adverse reactions to. I also have Fibromyalgia and IBS. The RA is systemic. Some damage to the hands wrists , and toes ankles in feet. Did anyone's else have a difficult time finding a medication that worked without bad side affects? I currently am having issues with maintaining a normal blood pressure also blood glucose running higher. I believe the trigger to the RA may have been a bacterial imbalance in my colon which still may not be corrected. Anyone else have gut issues before getting RA?

    Post created 2 months 6 days ago

  • Taking suboxone for 5 months now, symptoms started...

    Taking suboxone for 5 months now, symptoms started on month 2, now to the point of daily pain/ crippling symptoms mostly Hands, wrists, but also affecting shoulders, knees, and ankles. Just changed searching any association of suboxone and rheumatoid arthritis(as dr told me last month I am showing symptoms of it) and found myself here.

    Post created 2 months 2 weeks ago