• Cumadre01
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    4 months ago
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    Actemra (tocilizumab)

    Drug Therapy or Medication

    Methotrexate; Prednisone; Plaquinil; Diovan HCT; Metoprolol; Rituxinab; Folic Acid; Jantoven; Regular Insulin

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    • Cumadre01
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    4 months ago
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    Dry eyes and mouth

    Symptoms

    Muscle pain; joint stiffness, hair loss

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    • Cumadre01
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    4 months ago
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    Muscle aches

    Side Effects

    Nausea/vomiting; serious infections; headaches

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    • Cumadre01
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    4 months ago
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    Thoracotomy; Chest Tubes; Hip surgery to repair fracture; hip surgery to remove hardware due to infection

    Procedure or Surgery

    Infections reoccurring; severe pain to joints; collapsed lung; acute respiratory failure

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  1. 4 months ago
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    Have to decide to take Methotrexate

    Decision Point

    A bit nervous to take Methotrexate. It is technically a chemo drug. Supposed to take Folic Acid everyday while on Methotrexate to he...

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  2. 4 months ago
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    Whether or not to take Plaquenil

    Decision Point

    One possible side effect effects the eyes. High am very near-sighted in one eye and the other eye is a "lazy" eye. Asked ophthalmolo...

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  3. 4 months ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I had occasional extreme itching in hands and feet. When I would rub them, they would turn red, swell, and burn. Didn't know if it w...

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  4. over 1 year ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Congestive heart failure, getting worse, not better with meds. Very disappointed recent echo shows LV ejection fraction of 30-35%, s...

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    • raslin
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    almost 2 years ago
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    cymbalta

    Drug Therapy or Medication

    it helps a little but with the etolodac it helps a whole lot just makes you extremely sleepy.

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    • raslin
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    almost 2 years ago
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    Anti-inflammatory medications

    Symptom Management

    etolodac

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    • raslin
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    almost 2 years ago
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    Joint Pain

    Symptoms

    Severe joint pain with Tingling from hip to feet have been walking with a limp and pain for the last couple of months

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    • raslin
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    almost 2 years ago
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    Muscle aches

    Side Effects

    Severe muscle aches

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