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  • 22 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?
  • 1 month ago

    Recurring skin rash I think might be connected to my RA

    Hi everyone! For about a year I have experienced recurring itchy hive like rashes on my arms, hips, back, and thighs. It usually starts out in one spot and slowly then very quickly spreads causing a pink hive like looking rash that can be rather itchy. It last a month or so then clears up on its own only to come back a few months later. I finally broke down and saw the dermatologist because I was worried it could be a side effect of my RA. He did several biopsies but said the results were inconclusive....
  • 1 month ago

    Just talking about my sudden onset of symptoms

    I have had back problems forlong time.im also a stage 3b Cancer survivor.i was given the wrong hysterectomy i needed a radical hysterectomy but got regular.then it got infected and had to be packed 3 times a day we lived 45 mins away by freeway.he had them show him what to do so he did it.i couldn't start chemo and external radiation until out was completely healed.i was only given a 17%chance of survival with all the most aggressive treatment possible.and I Beat Cancers Butt.Anyway i have allot....
  • 1 month ago

    What does osteoarthritis in the knees feel like?

    I’m concerned I’m developing OA in my knees. 1 knee has been hurting intermittently for a year. The other just a few days. The last few days they have really bothered me. It mainly hurts on the inner part of the knee. If I don’t move for awhile they start aching really bad. They feel better when I keep them moving unless I’m doing high resistance excercise. For example I will up the resistance on my bike and ride up and down a hill. When I stand on the bike during this they hurt. Sitting With my....
  • 2 months ago

    Bedding

    Can anyone recommend a specific make and model of bed that might help me? I'm a side sleeper. It takes me forever to get out of bed in the morning due to my stiffness. I'll appreciate answers.
  • 2 months ago

    A Little Confused...

    Went to a new rheumy. I have a history of lupus symptoms, RA, fibromyalgia and other health conditions. At first new rheumy was on board with restarting Rituxan and methotrexate. I had been experiencing lots of pain & fatigue along with swelling. When labs came back, some tests were high, but not high enough for him to start those meds. When I questioned this, he suggested I speak with his colleague. He did give me injections in my knees which is starting to wear off. Of course meeting with his....
  • 2 months ago

    Joint pain in knee and both feet

    I was treated for gout and got no relief, went back to the Dr. and my uric acid had decreased but my pain went away for a few days but came back in a big way. I was sent to orthopedic Dr. and they did ex-rays and saw nothing, followed by MRI with nothing showing on that either. I am a 52 year old male, I have stopped drinking and I am taking medication as prescribed but I can hardly get in and out of bed and after brief respites after rest my mobility is limited. Trying to use crutches but now both....
  • 3 months ago

    RA Factor off the charts

    My RA Factor is now 1605. It was 1305 in 2015, 1390 in 2017, and now 1605! It scares me to see it going even higher. I've been taking Enbrel injections for years and wonder if I should try something else. My rheumatologist keeps telling me its time to quit work and rest. Any advice or suggestions out there?
  • 3 months ago

    RA & Bowel inflammation

    Hello... Does anyone with RA also experience what I call Bowel Attacks? I'm developing more food intolerances too as time goes on. I first noticed reaction to Pork. I'd get a distended stomach and painful cramping followed by urgent watery diarrhea and cramping that both lasts an hour or more until there is nothing to expel. Sometimes it is accompanied by vomiting too. It's absolutely horrible and no GI can really say what's wrong with me except they suggest it is IBS?!? It is too....
  • 4 months ago

    greatful

    i was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS for over 6 years which made loose my job and my relationship with my fiance after he discovered that i was having HIV, he departed from me i tried all my best to make him stays with me, but neglected me until a friend of mine on Facebook from spain told me Great healer, who will restore my life back with his powerful healing spell, he sent me the email address to contact and i quickly contacted him, and he said my condition can be solved, that he will treat the disease....