Bbrthlsn's Journey:

Patient: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patient Info: Diagnosed: over 14 years ago, Male, Age: 76

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    • Bbrthlsn
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    over 2 years ago
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    Anti-inflammatory medications

    Symptom Management

    biologics have not given me enough joint pain relief

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    • Bbrthlsn
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    over 2 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    sent to had surgeon. He decided is was carpal tunnel. Had surgery. No relief

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    • Bbrthlsn
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    over 2 years ago
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    sent to rheumatologist

    Other Care

    put on prednisone and methotrexate

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    • Bbrthlsn
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    over 2 years ago
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    Symptoms

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • Bbrthlsn
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    over 2 years ago
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    Side Effects

    liver levels too high, weight gain

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    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    over 2 years ago
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    Actemra (tocilizumab)

    Drug Therapy or Medication

    Have been through many biologics, this is my current one and still not getting enough joint swelling and pain relief

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    • Bbrthlsn
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    over 2 years ago
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    Self-care technique

    Symptom Management

    Haave disscsovered that I nightshade plants in diet cause swelling and pain. Chili seasonings are the worst, followed by tomatoes, and then potatoes. I do not eat any of these anymore

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