Patients Rheumatoid arthritis
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 1/4/20 12:26 PM
Has anyone been on the med. arava? If so, how long did it take before you noticed a difference?, And No horror stories please, I'm scared enough on this new med. I was on Methotrexate for 4/1/2 years, when it stopped working and gave me nodules. I've been on Arava 8 weeks now, and waiting for the pain to stop!. Thank you for listening.
Beginning of the discussion - 1/6/20Any experiences with Arava? https://www.carenity.us/forum/rheumatoid-arthritis/your-opinion-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-treatment/arava-1431
Posted on 1/6/20 4:05 PM
I was on Arava for 4 years, and it took a few months for me to get comfortable, as I could,not take Methotrexate. My doctor about a year ago added sulfasalazine. And about 4 months ago I had to stop the arava due to developing neuropathy in my feet and hands, but now they are wondering if the neuropathy is due to other causes, I recently had a full head to toe sided to side full xray done to check for nerve issues, as I told one doctor, no have never been in a car accident, lower back issues, but does falling off 6-12 foot or taller waves while surfing count, answer was oh yes.
however every person will react to medications differently, hope you find your comfort level soon
Posted on 1/7/20 10:48 AM
@Mark-IL Thank you for your answers. It's the mornings that are so bad. Going to physical therapy tomorrow to try to get some help in my back. I also have OA. Ugh!
Posted on 1/7/20 5:36 PM
yes the mornings are the worse, mostly my right hand, probably because it is my dominant hand.
I also have OA and PMR and pulmonary fibrosis
my chiropractor has helped for my OA, back, hip and knee
hope they help you also