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LB

834d

How did you know your RA treatment worked? What differences did you notice/feel?

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    • jovie

      812d

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    • jovie

      812d

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    • Panhy

      815d

      I was prescribed volteran cream and it stop the pain the change I noticed that I wasn't getting the swelling and stiffness

    • DelilahLilli

      817d

      Prettyjazz , sorry to hear your meds make you feel like a zombie. I’m on a Jak Inhibitor, which doesn’t impact cognition at all. I am mostly plant based. Red meat makes me flare too. I also avoid most of the common allergens - gluten, dairy, eggs.

    • Prettyjazz

      818d

      Wow! That’s awesome to hear you found a treatment that works. It’s hard for me. I’ve been dealing with mine since 7/2019 and my first year was so bad (disabling) and now I can walk normal and just go through hot feet flares. (So weird) but the meds help but make me feel like a zombie and cutting red meat out of my diet has helped with the flares not occurring as much

    • DelilahLilli

      828d

      I’ve had RA (or JRA) since I was 12. At this point, I’ve had it for 2/3rds of my life. When treatment works, I am pain/swelling free and don’t think about my RA at all, except to feel eternally grateful for having a physically untethered body. For me what has worked best is diet and pharmaceuticals.

    • LB

      834d

      Oof I am so sorry the symptoms came back but worse, that’s just a mind fork (yes I’m using fork on purpose in place of the other similar word lol)

    • CelestaII

      834d

      Honestly I'm not sure. It was only just keeping it under control. My blood work wasn't getting any better on it. But it also wasn't getting worse. Then around November my numbers all started increasing again and my symptoms came back much worse than before.

    • LB

      834d

      Is there a reason the treatment stopped working? Like your body adapts to it or is it all just a guessing game?

    • CelestaII

      834d

      When I first started humira it's like my joints felt lubricated and could move more smoothly. Unfortunately it stopped working after about 8 months.

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