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Posted: 02/16/20 05:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seems everyone is well.

Well I just found out last week I have Rheumatoid Arthritis.
They found unusual cells in my bones, from an MRI.
I see a Rheumatologist next month.
I have been degrading rapidly, pinched nerve in back ans so on.
What kind of medications, and treatments are available and is it possible to reverse it or cure it?

* This post was edited 02/16/20 06:05pm by down home *

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I don’t know but wishing you the best.


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Posted: 02/16/20 06:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I follow this guy.

I have had severe joint pain for 4 years now. Ive been trying to heal myself best I can.

Getting better. still working. some days are good, others not so much.

https://www.medicalmedium.com/blog/rheumatoid-psoriatic-arthritis


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Howdy!

Find yourself a good doctor. My lovely wife was diagnosed when she was in her teens. There are a lot of great medications out there now. Wife is in her 60’s we’ve been fulltiming for over 13 years and she doesn’t let it get her down.

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The proper treatment is given by the doctor as per your specific situation. But unfortunately, don't expect this to be a treatable issue, the treatment is for pain amelioration and slowing the process, I hope I'm explaining it right. Once you have it, arthritis doesn't actually go away.

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I have Rheumatoid. I started with excruciating pain in the shoulders and wrist to the point I was unable to function with help needed to do anything. I am currently on Methotrexate-7 each 2.5 mg. 3 tablets one day and 4 tablets several days later. Also Chloroequine (Plaquenil) at 200mg twice daily. Those two drugs are prescribed most often. Enbril taken under the skin once weekly. They do a good job of controlling the pain but still have stiffness and pain at times.

I also have Osteopenia and maxed out on it so it is no longer viable. Don't be surprised if you also have it. I have an appointment with my doctor in a couple of weeks and will probably prescribed Prolia by infusion.

You will be x-rayed, blood drawn and checked for TB.

Good luck and keep us informed on how you are doing.


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Pretty much everyone I know with RA has a different treatment plan based on their specific situation. Some are on different pills for each other, others on different infusion meds, and some on combinations. It all depends on how you react to different treatments. I will say they all seemed to have to through a couple versions of treatment options until one was found that worked the best with the least side effects.


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Hi,

I find that 4400 units of cod liver oil daily help my joint pains a great deal. Try it for a week--if there is no improvement--stop.


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My mother takes Rheumate and it seems to help. It was actually recommended by her doctor. It is a supplement, but apparently it still needs to be prescribed by a physician. She is 94.


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This is something you need to discuss with your Rheumatologist - my wife has taken various medications over 45 years ... sometimes they work great but slowly lose their effectiveness. One thing for sure - there is no cure right now and nothing on the near horizon. Like old age - it's something you ultimately adjust to.


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