Thanks for your response.I can't imagine being more fatigued than I already am! I already feel exhausted after every little chore I do but glad to hear no hair loss in your case. I'm sorry it stopped working for you & hope they find something new for you. Good luck.View Thread
Thanks xperky! It's nice to hear something more positive about it. I guess I must just give it a chance-not much else to do anyway.I'll write back with update for others when I've been on it for awhile.Take care.View Thread
I've read lots of info on methotrexate & know what the experts say & would now like to hear from those who have taken this.I read posts from many of you about all the bad side effects such as hair loss but is there anyone out there that has NOT had hair loss?I've been on Plaquenil since July with only partial relief so I'm now going on low dose (7.5) orally to start just to see how I handle it before deciding if I must up the dose orally or need to switch to injections.I also take folic acid & vitamin D for the RA, along with hypertension meds.Also, what is the normal dosage of methotrexate that I can expect my doc to put me on in the future?I'm so worried about the hair loss-should just be happy to find something to slow this RA. Thanks for any help.View Thread
I went to my internist this week for the first time since being diagnosed with RA this past July.He made it very obvious that he doesn't agree with decisions my female rheumy makes.None of the treatments or comments had anything to do with my case.I am now uncomfortable seeing him because I really like my rheumy and have complete faith in her. If the two of them have different opinions on how to treat me I guess I have no option but to find another internist.Any opinions for me??View Thread
Remember us when you have a design that you feel works!Many of us would probably love to help you in your endeavor.We definitely need more new approaches in all different areas.If there are any ambitious entrepreneurs out there-the arthritis community (both osteo & RA) needs new products to help us in our daily lives!View Thread
Does anyone know which type of compression gloves are the best? I noticed that some have the sewn seams facing inward & some have the seams on the outside.I wonder if the inside seams would bother already swollen fingers & hands. I want to order some & was hoping anyone with some experience could help before I spend my money on something that doesn't help me. Thanks a bunch.View Thread
I agree with the comforting power of pets.We got our two six week old golden retriever sisters in Feb & I was diagnosed with RA in July (lots of symptoms during that time).For a few moments I wondered how I was ever going to be able to take care of them & then realized how they were taking care of me.I don't know how I would get through this without them.View Thread
Your suggestion for a hot tub is a good one. (I haven't used the MJ so I don't know about that one). Do you or anyone else know if a hot tub can be claimed as a medical necessity on your tax return or through your insurance? We had one about ten years until it died and it helped immensely with the osteoarthritis. I would love to have one now for my RA but can't afford one.View Thread
Thank you so much.Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from me, as well. Let's all remember it's all about family and friends! (OK, the great food is nice, too). Let's all focus on what we have and not what we don't have. Life is good.View Thread
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