This may sound odd but when I get swollen and hot from RA, I go to this store that has a "beer cave," which is basically a walk in cooler. I stay in there for about 5-10 minutes so cool down. If an attendant comes and asks me how I am doing I just say that I was looking for this imported beer I had gotten once but can't find it.
Also my gym as this thing called a cold dip. You walk into a mini pool that goes to 5ft deep and I go walk into there and stay in there for a few minutes/seconds depending on how much I hurt.View Thread
My doctor put me on prednisone and I became so swollen that I have huge stretch marks on my stomach and all the way down to my legs. My friends that have had babies have less stretch marks than me. SO be careful with the prednisone...if you start to notice any stretch marks forming...call your doctor.View Thread
I have been on Plaquinel since December 2011 and I am still having problems. I now have big lumps on my wrist, knee, and ankle. I recently had a sonogram and I have RA in both wrists, knees, ankles, and recently my hips have been troubling me. I also have had trouble with the lining of my heart and lungs.
Wednesday, I am going back to the doctor and she said she wanted to change my medicine. I want to get on something that has a generic because my insurance offers free generics but I also want it to be an aggressive medicine. Any ideas?View Thread
My doctor says to try different foods and if you notice any swelling then to stay away from it. For example, I love pineapple but lately when I have eaten it, I swell up so I keep a list of items that I have reactions to so I don't eat them.
Also - sometimes I have reactions with Raw food but once it is cooked then I don't have a problem. My doctor said to do trial and error but don't do too many items at once because it can cause false information. She said that everyone is so different which makes it hard to pinpoint which foods affect the swelling from RA.View Thread