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  • 1 day ago

    Gloves? Heated Fingers

    My wife has terrible RA, i had a person show me her heated gloves because her hands get so cold. They were expensive like around $300+ but i can not fine the brand. The finger lining actualy had heat eliments in them. If anyone has suggestions please let me know. Thank You in advance. TC | Carmel, Indiana
  • 6 days ago

    Bunionette and RA

    I have a painful and prominent bunionette on my right foot. When, if ever, is surgery for this recommended?
  • Healthy hair with RA?

    My hair used to be thick and wavy. Now my hair is thin and not growing like it used to. I'm on Orencia and Arava. Does anyone know if it's because of the RA drugs?
  • 27 days ago

    Suffering from dibilatating RA..

    Started having symptoms last September.. Scared to go to doctor because I was not looking forward to what I had.. Diagnosed 3 months ago with severe RA, have had numerous steroid shoots, started on MTX.. Only helped a day or so at most then I'd swell right back up.. Hands and fingers mostly.. But MTX makes me exstreamly sick to my stomach also makes me feel outa my mind.. Changed script to ARAVA., helps for a day or 2, now I've been swollen back up for over 3 days, can't use my hands....
  • 29 days ago

    ankle joint inflammation..

    I wasn’t sure what category to ask this question under so I chose all I could for some answers. I’m 16 years old and I have seen three doctors about my left ankle (only one affected). It’s given me trouble for nearly a year now and the doctor diagnosed it as an inflamed ankle joint. The end of my foot swells along with my toes but my ankle itself does not. However, it aches constantly. It also has tingling and numbness randomly. He prescribed prednisone to relieve the inflammation + swelling and....
  • 1 month ago

    Fungal athritis?

    Hi. I’m 28 years old. My mother has athritis. About two years ago I noticed knee pain after doing an 8 mike hike.it occurred again a few months later after heavy exercise. Last year I noticed increased joint pain in both knees much sooner after doing exercise. Additionally I experienced fungus rash on my underarms, lightly on my forehead, nails, scalp, and I experienced itchiness on my legs and arms. I took medication for fungus which helped with all except the itching on my arms and legs. A few....
  • 2 months ago

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient for 25 years

    I am on ini methotrexate 20 mg weekly and Tab leflunomide (Cleft) 20 mg daily for more than 20 years. I have stopped inj methotexate. What effect it will create on my health? Are my joints dereriorate fast and cripple me. If so in how many days.
  • 2 months ago

    Need Advice

    I desperately need some advice. I am sorry this is so long. I've been pursuing a diagnosis for a longtime but haven't been given anything definite yet. I have seen a rheumatologist for the first time. He gave me several prescriptions and lab orders for blood work and x-rays and I was to return for the results in two weeks. But while at the pharmacy trying to get the prescriptions filled I found out that my insurance had dropped me. This put a hold on it all for almost 2 months while I had....
  • 3 months ago

    Joint Pain (feet,knees, hands)

    Please someone help. In November I started waking up with locked knees and pain in both feet when I applied pressure. I addressed it to my doctor and he ran blood work to check for arthritis but everything came back normal. Over time it became worse and I started getting pains in my wrist and fingers. My doctor then referred me to a hand specialist for steroid injections. This did not help. Everyday it has worsened and I can hardly walk and use my right hand. I am only 39 and do not do physical labor....
  • 4 months ago

    Sudden onset joint pain hip shoulders

    3 weeks ago I awoke to pain in hips and shoulders, severe enough to prevent normal walking of pullups. after 1 weeks i went to doc who prescribed prednisone. taking this for a week did not substantially reduce symptons of pain. Have appointment with rheumatologist but that not for a month. Blood test shows C-reactive protein at 12.4, high limit is 4