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Reply: losing my hair
I agree about the dog. I got one about a year ago. He has been such a big help. It's so comforting when I am...More
Posted by mamaw1991
Reply: Weakness
I experience fatigue and weakness. Ask my shins ankles and feet swell really bad from sitting or walking. I...More
Posted by mamaw1991
muscle cramps
I was recently diagnosed with RA and am taking Arava and Lyrica. I also take tramadol for pain. Since the...More
Posted by An_258404
Miserable and desperate
I have fibromyalgia...but lately my symptoms are so much worse..seems I have inflammations taking turns in...More
Posted by gigi2559
Newbie with RA
Hi all. I was dx with RA last week. Prior to this I was dx with POTs almost 5 years ago. I don't have much...More
Posted by dixzeland
Reply: RA and depressed
So sorry I was at a point last year where I could hardly walk...get to the dr. I am on humira, it has...More
Posted by avamgoodwin
Weakness
Hi! I just joined this group, I hope everyone feeling as best as they can. I take humira and have had real...More
Posted by avamgoodwin
Reply: Anyone use any natural treatments with success?
Hi. Yes I've tried a few things myself. The turmeric curcumin does help with inflammation but I found that I...More
Posted by osusanna44
Reply: Newly Diagnosed and new to this forum
Thank you so much for your positive reply. I'm having trouble leaving replies to comments on here. Hopefully...More
Posted by osusanna44
Reply: Methotrexate Side Effects
I do the injections and yes they are a TON better than the pills. The pills made me deathly ill. The injections...More
Posted by meleah3
Reply: Going gluten free
What do you suggest for the skin issues? I thought it was from the Prednisone, but I see a lot of people...More
Posted by lizard_licks
Reply: Methotrexate side effects
First of all there is scientific proof that GF can help with RA symptoms. This doesn't work for all RA...More
Posted by lizard_licks
Reply: Keyboard for RA Sufferer
I just bought Dragon word recognition software and a headset on Amazon. Between three trigger fingers and...More
Posted by guess98224
Reply: Starting Humira
Hi Janet, I don't have any experience with Humira, but you may find it helpful to read these reviews ...More
Posted by atti_editor
Reply: Another culprit??
I haven't been diagnosed with anything else other than Vasculitus in the past but I am in your shoes. I have...More
Posted by triciaub13
Wallet Use Discussion
I am an occupational therapy student and am working on a design project for one of my courses. For this...More
Posted by otstudent2015
Reply: Topical Pain Relief
I have a prescription for Voltaren Gel however I have not found it very effective.
RA gal,
Janet
Posted by mommy2isaac
Reply: Is this RA fatigue??
Coming back from vacation is the worst for me especially since I'm one of those people who don't like to rest...More
Posted by ramickey
Reply: Is it bad if methotrexate touches other meds?
I don't think it is a problem. I am not currently taking methotrexate but when I was I would use on of those...More
Posted by ramickey
Reply: So my foot swelled huge today
I was wondering if I was misdiagnosed with RA because I hadn't heard of anyone being swollen up like I was...More
Posted by carmenwright
What if I don't think I have RA but metAtrexate do...
My Orthopedist felt that the cartilage damage found during knee surgery was due to RA. On metAtrexate...More
Posted by carmenwright
Is there any electronic massager available for pai...
My mother has been fighting an acute case of RA for the past 24 years. He will power and a monitred dosage of...More
Posted by ashiqab
Reply: Consuming the Mind
Thank u for ur conversation.. It was just what I needed to read this morning... Just wrote a reply.. It...More
Posted by gingerjennifer3
methatraxate/arava
I have been on Metho for 18 months currently 25mg per week and have just started Arava. I am having all the...More
Posted by 1530graham
methatraxate/arava
I have been on Metho for 18 months currently 25mg per week and have just started Arava. I am having all the...More
Posted by 1530graham
RA and disability at school
Hello, I am 22 and I was diagnosed with RA about three months ago. I went to school for photography but my RA...More
Posted by pegs1491
Reply: methotrexate isn't working
Hi Elizabeth As a carer this is a real worry for you. From what you say it seems the condition is progressing....More
Posted by mike201
Reply: Sauve Keratin Shampoo and question
Not sure but I don't believe either is better for alopecia.
Posted by ca_lynn
Reply: If meds are ruining your skin...
This would be an extreme and unusual reaction to Methotrexate. I hope people recently diagnosed don't get the...More
Posted by ca_lynn
Reply: RA Diagnosis Today??
A positive ANA could mean any one of a number of autoimmune diseases, so best to see a board certified...More
Posted by ca_lynn

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