Rheumatoid Arthritis

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  • newly diagnosed with RA, 64 yr F, mild symptoms fi...

    newly diagnosed with RA, 64 yr F, mild symptoms first noticed about 2 yrs ago

    Post created 1 week 2 days ago

  • I am 65 year old female and have pre- rheumatoid A...

    I am 65 year old female and have pre- rheumatoid Arthritis and take sulphasalazine which reports say can cause colon cNcer. Should I continue this drug?

    Post created 1 week 4 days ago

  • Hi, I've been dealing with RA for 2 years and I wa...

    Hi, I've been dealing with RA for 2 years and I was just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.

    Post created 2 weeks 4 days ago

  • Hi. I am new to the group. I have been on Enbrel f...

    Hi. I am new to the group. I have been on Enbrel for about 7 weeks. In the last couple of days I have been having restless leg syndrome. I have this during the day. It is very irritating and uncomfortable. I am also on Methotrexate, folic acid and prednizone. Does anyone else have this in common and if so, how is it treated?

    Post created 2 weeks 6 days ago

  • My symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis started just 3...

    My symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis started just 3 days after finishing a course of Flagyl and I believe I may be actually suffering from serum sickness from the drug. Wondering if confirming that would change the course of treatment that I am receiving for RA or not. And how would I be tested for that 5 months later or is it too late.

    Post created 1 month 2 hours ago

  • I am glad to join this group. I feel it will be Wo...

    I am glad to join this group. I feel it will be Wonderful to discuss what going on with my body. I also would like to know the Battles of others like myself. At this point in time. I feel any support and talking about this double disease will greatly assist me. ( Thank You.)

    Post created 1 month 4 days ago

  • I have asthma bronchiales which is especially a ve...

    I have asthma bronchiales which is especially a very strong coughand short breath. i was taking everymonth Prednisone at the bginning 40 mg/ 4 days lowering to 10 and finally the astham get so bad I had to go to 50 or even 80 mgCortisone a day.
    I started Xoliat 300 mg/4 weeks and all Asthma symptons went away (almost). After 6 months of treatment I started to have pain in fingers and slowly developed arthritis!!!. My doctor lowered the dose og Xolair to 150 mg/4 weeky which is stll very good but may polyarthritis gor worse. I was treated now this 20 mg Prednisone a day and 10 mg Methotrexate a week. This help just a litle arthritis is getting worse. When I lowerd the doese of cortisone to 5 mg/day my pain in finger was so bad I immediately went back to 20 mg day. Thus., I have either asthma or polyarthritis what coice I have. My doctoer wants to combine Xoliar with another monoclonaren antibody drug for Arthrites with another side effects. It is circle of non.-sense. Any ideas? I am Ph.D. chemist familiar withall drugs etc. Please, respond. Thank you

    Post created 1 month 2 weeks ago

  • I have been diagnosed with RA for a few years now....

    I have been diagnosed with RA for a few years now. As it seems to come in bouts, I have been able to avoid taking the meds(except ginger). Really, I have not had good insurance and don't trust the doctors I have seen. It is bad right now, and I have had a ton of nausea with some vomiting. I feel like these things are related, but..?

    Post created 1 month 3 weeks ago

  • Hello

    Hello

    Post created 1 month 4 weeks ago

  • I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 5 years ...

    I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis 5 years ago and have been on 200mg of Plaquenil daily since. My blood work is negative for rheumatoid factor, but had painful joints. I now have numbness in the fingers and toes, dry eyes and muscle pains. I wonder if these are side effects to the medication.

    Post created 2 months 3 days ago