• Bbrthlsn
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    about 1 month 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, a...

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    • Bbrthlsn
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    about 1 month 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
    about 1 month ago
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    Side Effects

    liver levels too high, weight gain

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    • Bbrthlsn
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    about 1 month ago
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    sent to rheumatologist

    Other Care

    put on prednisone and methotrexate

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    • Bbrthlsn
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    about 1 month 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
    about 1 month ago
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    Anti-inflammatory medications

    Symptom Management

    biologics have not given me enough joint pain relief

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    • Cumadre01
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    about 1 year 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
    about 1 year 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
    about 1 year ago
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    Muscle aches

    Side Effects

    Nausea/vomiting; serious infections; headaches

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    • Cumadre01
    • Experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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. about 1 year 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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