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Just diagnosed with RA
My doctor wants me to take Vitamin B-12, is there a doctor out there that can tell me the best brand to get.
Posted by van1201
Reply: Depressed
Those that turned away are not your true friends. My friends and some family turned away from me too, but the...More
Posted by pennyp4
Reply: RA blood test
What type of blood test? I know when my sed rate or crp is elevated, then goes disease isn't...More
Posted by caarthritisgirl
Reply: Advice Needed Arthritis
Healthcare is ridiculous sometimes. I totally get it. I feel like a criminal when I get my ID checked...More
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Reply: Just diagnosed
Why do you find it odd that It is hitting your knees first? When I was diagnosed at age 5, it was only...More
Posted by caarthritisgirl
Reply: losing my hair
The infusions make me itch and give me a headache. I'm down for a few days. It kills the immune system
Posted by mamaw1991
Reply: Methotrexate and missed period
Hey, Pretty sure I'm much younger than you"014I'm still in high school. I was diagnosed with...More
DMARDS, coping with RA and two other chronic illne...
Which DMARD works the best and has few side effects? Also, things I can do to cope with pain, feeling...More
Posted by An_262979
kidney problems and RA
Anyone else have kidney issues? My rheumatologist says that I have had persistent proteinuria on my lab work...More
Posted by allie_bf
Reply: Is it RA?
It may be RA. A lot of people, if not most, have had similar experiences. Keep a diary of your symptoms, and...More
Posted by Anon_2712
Reply: Actemra
Actmera is a deadly medicine. My husband took humira since 2006 and did fine. Dr changed to actmera and he...More
Posted by undefined
Reply: Help
Hi Jessica I feel your pain I am 35 and found out when I was 18 that I had RA. your story is very similar to...More
Posted by lucymaya
Reply: How do I get a positive attitude??
Hi Leisa Your story is like my own. YES, there is an upside so be positive. It takes about two years for...More
Posted by mike201
Reply: sore stiif knees and ankles
I had both of my knees replaced 3 days before my 46th birthday so the knee problem was solved. I'm a big...More
Posted by ramickey
Reply: Swelled Joints
I find that a shot of cortisone help with some joints. I also use ice on swollen joints, ice has been very...More
Posted by ramickey
Reply: Intro and question
Thank you for your response and your information! I'm sorry you're going through this. I have never...More
Posted by jessicaburke
Gene Discoveries Could Help RA Treatment
" Genetic variations may hold clues to rheumatoid arthritis -- suggesting not only who will develop the...More
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Reply: This is how I cured my RA
There is research out there, that says that even without pain or symptoms, RA can continue to break down...More
Posted by maritorious1
Reply: So tired
Unfortunately the fatigue is very common in RA, especially when it is new onset and uncontrolled. I had very...More
Posted by ra250
Reply: extreme fatigue
Hi There Fatigue is very common and with many of us improves a little but stays like an unwanted friend....More
Posted by mike201
hand surgery
Hello I was wondering if anyone has had joint replacement surgery on there hands. I have RA and my hands a...More
Posted by cryssy65
Reply: Need advice.
Beg him to get another opinion from another doctor.. I was just diagnosed myself, and pain meds are a MUST...More
Posted by kytroutman
Need Recommendation
Dear all, My wife has RA since 2012 and I really appreciate if you could helping me in treating her. below...More
Posted by hpl1950g
New here and burnt out on life
Hi, I am mostly just venting. I can not afford to show any more struggle to others I think many have lost...More
Posted by An_262566
Reply: Flare up from sulphasalazine?
I have had symptoms of rheumatoid since 2009, and was just recently diagnosed. I am taking several different...More
Posted by pennyp4
Reply: Support
I've recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the ripe old age of 30. It's not hit me as...More
Posted by bethwalker85
Reply: RA and Carotid Artery Stenosis
corroded artery. Not karate.
Posted by mjwinner
Best Sneakers for Walking
Hi Everyone I have RA and fibro. I am finally at a point where my pain is tolerable that I can start to go...More
Posted by donnachrisrn
Reply: RA/Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia! Lost and con...
After 10 years of joint pain, swelling, extreme overwhelming fatigue, etc...I was diagnosed with...More
Posted by donnachrisrn
Reply: Dating, socializing and being "normal"
I appreciate your input. Sadly, I have tried these things. Maybe I need to socialize more with people...More
Posted by caarthritisgirl

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I recommend all my patients on methotrexate take at least 1 mg of Folic Acid daily to help decrease the risk of side effects. In those ... More
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