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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.

 

 

Beginning of the discussion - 5/14/18

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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?

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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?

 

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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?

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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. 

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@Coco1933‍  do you have severe RA in your hands also? 

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@Elisia1969‍ 

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.

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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.  

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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.

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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!