Rheumatoid Arthritis

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  • 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 week 3 days 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 2 weeks 5 days ago

  • Hello

    Hello

    Post created 2 weeks 6 days 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 3 weeks 4 days ago

  • 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 1 month 1 day 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 1 month 2 days 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 month 1 week 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 1 month 2 weeks 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 1 month 2 weeks 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 1 month 2 weeks ago