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  • wrist pain

    i wear a lot of tight rubberbands on my arms. now everytime i touch or get my wrist grabbed it hurts
  • 17 days ago

    Osteoarthritis

    I am 52 years old and I have and was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both knees. I hate to complain but it has been very difficult. I am over weight so I cannot have knee replacement until I lose some of my weight. I take medication but it really does not take away the pain. Does anyone have any suggestions to help the pain until I can lose the weight?
  • 21 days ago

    Rheumatoid/ringing in ears/head

    I've had RA for about 2 years, I'm taking Methotrexate once a week.. Plus was on Actemra infusions for over 12 months. My RA specialist wanted change me to the new injections to see if it covered me better, after the 2nd weekly in injection I started getting a ringing sound in my head. After 4 months of the weekly injection, I'm now back on the infusion once a month, hoping this will help with the ringing in my head. But it still persist.... Finally got an appointment with a ENT after....
  • 24 days ago

    Left Hip Pain

    Hello, everyone. You can read my biography by clicking on my user name. In 2015 I had both hips replaced - my right in June and left in November. The surgery was successful and I have been thrilled with the results. About 3 or 4 weeks ago I started having pain in my left hip that is just like before the surgery. I did not fall, but slipped and "wrenched" my left hip. The pain is more towards the groin and in my left buttocks cheek, with pain and tingling radiating down my left leg (thigh....
  • 25 days ago

    Remission or beat down immune system?

    For about 8 years I was on a weekly injection of Enbrel for my psoriatic arthritis. While taking Enbrel I could take "killed virus" vaccines only. Now my arthritis is in remission. It is not clear to me if the disease has backed off or if my immune system has been permanently beaten down. The question is can I take vaccines with weakened viruses or not? Has my immune system bounced back and the arthritis remains in remission or my immune system has been compromised and I cannot take the....
  • 26 days ago

    Osteoarthritis

    I have this painful condition in all my joints in addition to Fibro Myalgia. I've had 2 knee replacements in EACH knee. Sorry to report that they still cause me significant pain. Hip replacement went great! I have pain meds and see a Pain Mgmt Dr for injections. But I'll tell you what works best - CANNABIS BALM. My daughter gets it for me. I've NEVER used weed but this stuff is GREAT.
  • 27 days ago

    Young with RA and looking for support

    Hi all. I'm new to this. Diagnosed with RA a few months ago. My husband isn't the emotional type so he kinda just stared at me when I had a breakdown when I was diagnosed. He never really talks about it and I actually feel awkward talking about it to him, so I don't really have great support. He gets mad when I tell him that I don't like talking about emotional stuff, so here I am. I was diagnosed right before my wedding this year and I was doing great on enbrel and plaquinil and....
  • 29 days ago

    Weird sensation on my toe

    I have been having this weird sensation on my right foot, the toe next to pinky toe. It feels like I am pulling a piece of hair out from inbetween my toes. I have noticed an increase of this sensation when I push or do a pulling/sliding moment across the top of my foot on the side of my foot that that specific toe is on. This sensation does not hurt but it's been going on for over a week now.
  • 1 month ago

    Having fibromyalgia and arthritis

    I have fibromyalgia and arthritis. My family doesn't believe that stress, being aggravated, being tense, fighting, arguing or yelling makes everything worse for me. I will wake up the next day feeling like I was just totally ran over by a truck; they just don't understand the magnitude of it.
  • 1 month ago

    In constant pain from RA and back problems

    I am 72 and was diagnosed with RA when I was 30. I have osteoporosis and scoliosisosis too! I'm in constant severe pain. Please, if there are any suggestions, I would be so grateful!