I have neglected my medication. Should I go to my primary doctor or specialist that diagnosed me? I need more medication and I don't think I can get a refill. Thanks. I am bad at pills.
Hi everyone ☺️ has anyone tried Orencia? I've been on several biologics but this is the one they're suggesting now, after getting Shingles from Rinvoq. I was diagnosed last year (I'm 29) and I'm exhausted from this constant, horrible pain. thanks for any insights ✌️😊
I have not had any sleep last night due to an arthritis flare up in my neck. It is causing severe muscle spasms in my left shoulder blade area. I took a muscle relaxer last night with no success.
One of my many doctors finally called and said something finally showed up on my blood and they are sending me for futher testing for rheumatoid arthritis. Anyone have any advice or know what this means???
Anyone in there mid thirties with arthritis? About 3 years ago I had some real bad flares and thought I had RA. Started seeing a Rheumatologist but nothing was diagnosed. That few years have been symptom free. But currently my hands and knuckles are in a lot of pain. No swelling but terrible pain. Like it was 3 years ago. Just looking for someone to discuss further with and gain insight from.
Infusions!!! Help!!! Okay so right now Iam on Humira and they are talking about taking me off and then starting infusions and iam really nervous and don’t know what to think and expect!!?? Can anyone help and explain how it works and all about it please because Iam scared!! It would be for my RA.
hiya guys, wondering if anyone's used CBD vapes for their RA? any opinions or experiences would be great !
Anyone believe their RA (or other auto immune disease) was caused by some kind of toxic trauma or stressor in your life? Does the timing of symptoms add up for you?
Hey y’all I’m LaLa 👋🏽 Im 25 years old. I suffer from RA, Fibromyalgia and CFS. Been dealing with constant pain for over a decade now. I also recently got an ileostomy that I am still getting used to.
I'm really stressed out because my RA has become really severe and I'm only 18, my parents are really urging me to start biologics like humira but i don't know what to do because it's such a big decision, does anyone who's taken humira have any advice on whether or not I should do it?
I’m new to this app. Breast cancer survivor, RA, aortic disorder. Lots of different issues.
I’m glad I found this app. It’s nice to find people that can understand what your going through . The past couple of days I have just felt like … really how much more can I take ? As they are sending me to the cardiologist now to have the 3 day heart monitor test done . I believe I see just about every specialist there is now lol… gotta laugh or I’d cry … hope everyone is having a good day 😊
The biggest struggle I have is rheumatoid arthritis because I believe it's going to wind up being the one illness that will cripple me. It scares me. Just need a word of encouragement.
I won’t know my exact diagnosis for another week. How can I manage my RA or other issues w/o medication?
Just curious if anyone has any skin conditions after being diagnosed
Who has taken Methaltexate and how did it work for you? Did anyone have any adverse side effects? What have you taken that helps with widespread pain?
Hi! I’m here looking for people who are likeminded. I am an active 59 years young. I absolutely love hiking! It’s my favorite thing to do! It clears my head and makes me feel alive. I don’t want to ever give it up! I used to love to run but my knees have put an end to that (for now). I really like trail running. It’s easier on my knees! I like biking and traveling. I have a home in South Dakota where I go in the summer months and a home in Arizona that I go to in the colder months. The warmth helps a lot with my arthritis. I don’t let my conditions slow me down because there’s too much living to do! Im looking for any suggestions to keep me active. Im also looking at a total knee replacement being in my very near future. I’ve been very very nervous about getting one as I don’t want it to take away from what I love doing. Well I’ve rambled on long enough. Just want to say im happy to have found Alike and hope to talk to others who are like me. Thanks for reading!
Hi! Any advice on pre-medication RA treatments while still in the diagnostic process? Specifically those that could help with hand pain/stiffness or fatigue? My symptoms are still relatively new, but based off them and my family history I’m pretty sure I have RA. However, my diagnosis process is looking like it might take awhile for me since most of my initial blood work came back seronegative (my mom also has completely seronegative RA) and my doctor is incredibly backed up with appointments at the moment. I just started a temporary prednisone prescription, but probably won’t be able to consistently start taking a medication to help my symptoms for at least few months. Any suggestions on what I can do in the meantime to keep my symptoms more in check? They’ve been really bad the past few weeks particularly in the evening and at night, with pain and stiffness (and sometimes visible swelling) mostly affecting my hands but also somewhat my ankles and toes and fatigue that’s so bad that it feels like every movement takes 200x more energy than normal. They’ve also been getting progressively worse throughout the past few months. I’m willing to try essentially anything to get it a little more to a manageable place while waiting for a longer-term treatment option, especially since I’m starting up college again this fall and am currently a little concerned about my ability to stay on top of my classes and other commitments with my symptoms. Thanks to anyone who can suggest something, I don’t know what to do at the moment and it’s all kinda overwhelming.
I'm only 19 and just got diagnosed with RA. Any alternative treatments?
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