Hi everyone. I have RA. I tired Methotrexate but developed pulmonary fibrosis. I am now on Arava & prednisone but the RA continues to progress. My rheumatologist recommends Humira. My insurance just covered it at 100% but I am scared of the side effects, especially developing cancer: Lymphoma or skin cancer. Is anyone here on Humira? What has your experience been? What advise do you other RA patients have for me? I fear getting cancer or chronic infections on it. I am supposed to start Humira in 2 days. Thanks, JanetView Thread
I was diagnosed with Seronegative RA. It means many of my blood tests for RA come back negative but it is still RA which is inflammatory arthritis (versus OA which is wear and tear of the joints). My doctor says it's treated same as RA with positive test results. First I was put on Methotrexate it I had lung complications from it that they call "methotrexate lung" so immediately went off it. Now I am on Arava with amazing results! It is like a miracle drug for me! Good luck. Don't give up! Find a good rheumatologist who will aggressively treat it.View Thread
I was recently diagnosed with sero-negative RA. I've been on methotrexate for 3 months. For a month now I have had a dry cough that I can't shake. Should I be worried? Can this be related to the methotrexate? I was on antibiotic for a sinus infection and he cough did not get better. Anyone else have a cough of methotrexate? What exactly is "methotrexate lung"?View Thread
Yes! I have RA & Ulnàr nerve compression. My right elbow hurts and I have horrible arm & wrist pain & numbness. My rheumatologist fitted me for a wrist brace. I even sleep in it. It helps! Sorry you have this.View Thread
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