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  • 19 days ago

    Leflunomide

    Hi, Has anyone been on Lefluomide? I am on 10 mg for sever inflammation from R/A. I am having deep depression and dark thoughts since starting this medicine. I also am having carb cravings like crazy. My Dr. is frustrated with me as I have tried Metho and had the same side effects. Has anyone else had mood disorders with R/A meds?
  • 22 days ago

    Hinged Knee Biomet

    I am having a revision on my left knee, on Sept 17, I had a Total knee done in 2005, was poorly done, it looks like a pac-man knee and the Dr cut my lateral ligament and my fibula is either broke or eroded, I have lost 180 lbs and exercising to be able to have a better outcome and success with this surgery. My one question is does anyone have a Hinged knee and is it stiff? I limp because of the mess the Dr made of my knee and I just found out last year it was crooked, it is now time to get it fixed....
  • My Story, Hello & Advice Welcome

    In 2011 I started noticing a soreness in my right shoulder from time to time. Thinking I'd slept on it wrong or bumped it (I'm a somewhat clumsy person, I don't really keep track of all the bumps and bangs I incur. I've always been a klutz). Anywho, shortly after i had a flu like feeling that lasted for almost two weeks. When it came back the next time I went to my primary care and told him of both. His first statement was that they weren't related. The shoulder was a suspected....
  • 1 month ago

    What Do You Want to Know About RA?

    We want to hear from you. We have lots of content about rheumatoid arthritis, but we want to know firsthand how it affects you. How do you manage your RA day to day? What else would you like to know?
  • 1 month ago

    New to RA, need advice!

    About 2 1/2 weeks ago I woke up with both of my hands swollen and throbbing with pain in the joints and wrists. It fades a bit by noontime but every night around 3 am it all returns with a vengeance only now it's creeped up into my elbows and shoulders. I'm searching for advice on how to cope with this. How long do your flares last and how often do you get them? What do you do to help? This is so scary and depressing....... Do you take ibuprofen? Have you tried moringa yet? My wrists are....
  • 2 months ago

    total knee replacement

    I'm having a left total knee replacement. The left leg is longer than the right leg can the left be shortened during the surgery? I've been told it should be adjusted at the time of surgery by a foot doctor. My surgeon who is doing the surgery says it's nothing to be concerned about. I feel he is dismissing my concerns. I would like to hear from some one regarding this issue. Over the years I've had 2 hip and 1 knee replacement.
  • Alternative medicine vs prescriptive medicine

    Hello, I have been away for a awhile, and I now I am back. I have completed my classes in sociology, naturopathy, and just recently, relaxation therapy. I hope the knowledge I have received in taking these courses, will allow me to share my thoughts/suggestion/opinion with your health concerns. Again, glad to be back. Sha
  • 2 months ago

    What is wrong with me?

    Hey everyone. I’m a 17 year male old drama student from Scotland. I have been suffering from chronic back and neck pain since my 4th year of high school. I am now in my first year of university. I am still suffering. The pain is intense. Each day when I wake up my neck feels so tight and I have to crack it really hard and also crack my back. Sometimes I feel a pulsating pain in my ears and my shoulders hurt too. I spent most of my day twisting my head around trying to relieve the pain but it doesn....
  • 2 months ago

    Advanced RA after chemo

    At 58 I was diagnosed with breast cancer after I had been healthy my whole life. Always ate healthy, exercised and took care of myself. I had a triple negative advanced ductal cancer that required strong chemotherapy.I went through that with flying colors I had radiation I suggested testing for the BRCA gene to my oncologist which unfortunately I tested positive for,went to physical therapy but after the chemotherapy treatment I developed advanced rheumatoid arthritis. The chemo ate through the Cartlidge....
  • 2 months ago

    Arthritis, mystery healing

    Started off beginning 2019 with more and more joint pains, losing strength first in my hands, then arms, and worst of all my legs. Mechanic all my life, hand problems expected, and shoulder pains would be normal. Worst was my legs. If kneeling to do work was needed, painful and slow getting down. Had to make sure I had something to grab to get back up, which was almost beyond physical ability. Legs and arms so weak, every ounce of strength required. Other bad problems were, at times, couldn't....