Patients Rheumatoid arthritis
What treatments have you tried for rheumatoid arthritis? What works for you?
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Hello. There are many levels of treatments for RA: NSAIDs, Steroids, DMARDs, and Biologic agents, and within each level, many different options.
Please share what type of treatment you have used and/or use?
Please discuss its success.
Any Side Effects?
Would you recommend this treatment?
I look forward to your responses.
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I am considering trying food grade hydrogen peroxide and trying to go after eating healthier to have a healthier gut. has anyone tried this?
I looked into this. It seems to have a following based on this; however, the medical community seems to caution its use for these matters. Would be interested to hear from other members, so I am bumping this discussion.
Have you ever tried baking soda?
I just started Xeljanz XR. Having stomach problems. Going to stop taking it. Just got 90 day supply. How can I dispose of it? Anyone know?
I am currently taking methotrexate and plaquinil once a day. Right now I am having issues with my ankle and inflammation, just won't heal and it's hard to be around people.
@Coco1933 do you have severe RA in your hands also?
There are collection sites in most areas by the DEA that will take unused prescriptions or expired prescriptions. You can find one closest to you by this link DEA-registered collectors.
Here is more information by the FDA on proper disposal if there is no DEA-registered collector in your area.
I don't have much issue with my hands just yet. I have had RA and Lupus for lost 10 years. It's been so hard to deal with.
Enbrel for me has been a lifesaver in terms of slowing down the progressing of my condition - especially in the hands and feet. It felt like I was on a path of complete destruction, but luckily I finally got the diagnosis and started this medication, which has its side effects, but has stopped the progression of my condition - or at least drastically slowed it down.
My mom has finally found something that worked for her! She has had RA in her hands for a while now. She just tried CBD made from hemp about a month ago, and she says that it's helping more than anything has in the past. She is a very......by the book person, if you know what I mean, so it took her awhile to be ok with trying something like that (being associated with marijuana, etc). I told her that it is legal everywhere in the U.S. as long as it doesn't contain any THC, and she finally decided to give it a chance. She takes a 10 mg capsule twice a day, one in the morning and one in the evening.
If anyone is interested in where she got her capsules from, just send me a private message. Hope this helps someone!
I have RA & have been taking Humira injections, has anyone had any experience on it? I recently got really sick with a bad cold/flu & hadn't been sick like that since I was 20. I want to stop doing these injections with Humira.
I'm trying to eat healthy with blueberries, cherries, organic hot teas & turmeric & have cut out inflammatory foods.
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