Rheumatoid Arthritis

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  • 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 6 days 12 hours 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 weeks 5 days ago

  • Good to know you'received there. Trying to unders...

    Good to know you'received there. Trying to understand what's happening to me because of eliquis.

    Post created 2 weeks 4 days ago

  • Hi my name is Yesica, I took MeKena to prevent ano...

    Hi my name is Yesica, I took MeKena to prevent another premature baby from week 16 to 36 I am now diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. My hands, hips, legs and feet hurt. I have constant fatigue and now it hurts to even walk

    Post created 3 weeks 6 days ago

  • I have RA and recently had an arthroscopic surgery...

    I have RA and recently had an arthroscopic surgery on my knee. Within two days, I had a fever (99 -100 degrees) and a Hot knee. When I went to my knee doctor and described the symptoms, he said all was fine. The next day, I went to my regular physician who sent me to the ER immediately where I was diagnosed with sepsis. Will I have to expect this everytime I have surgery?

    Post created 1 month 1 week ago

  • I just had my 4th prolapse surgery - twice involvi...

    I just had my 4th prolapse surgery - twice involving a rectal prolapse. I have psoriatic arthritis and high inflammation in my c reactive protein test. I have been doing some research and wondering if the two are related in some way.

    Post created 1 month 2 weeks ago

  • Is 707 really a super high lipase number?

    I got my labs back as I have been having pain under my rightvrib cage. I had my gallbladder out in 2006. My amylase was normal. My lipase was 707. The nurse called and said my results were ok. But when I received them online, this high number was there and showing as abnormal. I called the dr's office twice last week to get my ultrasound results and she didn't call back. I'm worried and frustrated. Can gastritis or chronic constipation alone cause that? Of course issues regarding my pancreas are very concerning. I have very little appetite due to stress but my weight is stable. I'm a 60 yr old otherwise healthy no smoking non drinking female.

    Question created 1 month 2 weeks ago

  • I am looking forward to reading what others who ha...

    I am looking forward to reading what others who have muscle twitching and been diagnosed with RA are doing on a natural basis rather than prescription drugs. I tend to get every side affect from taking anything prescribed, so to find any relieve rather than that will be wonderful.

    Post created 1 month 2 weeks ago

  • Am a Type 2 Diabetic and have been taking Januvia ...

    Am a Type 2 Diabetic and have been taking Januvia 100 for close to 7 years. During this period my activity level was low and I hardly did any exercise and for that matter very little walking. In the past year of so, in order to reduce weight and also improve my BG values I have taken to walking around 10000 steps per day. And that was when I had Rheumatoid Arthritis begin to manifest itself. Went to a Rheumatologist and he gave me drugs like Metatrax and then Avara which brought the pain under some kind of control. Am keen to share with members of the group their experience with the onset of RA and the contribution of Januvia in causing this.

    Post created 1 month 3 weeks ago

  • I was diagnosed with RA 17 years ago, but was told...

    I was diagnosed with RA 17 years ago, but was told I probably had it well before that. I have Lymphedema, it was inherited from my Father. Has become increasingly worse as I've gotten older. Started Orencia infusions in March and the Lymphedema has excellerated considerably.

    Post created 1 month 3 weeks ago