Your Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) questions. Expert answers.Your Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) questions. Expert answers.

Asked on: 08/09/2012 - 11:43

My Pulmonologist is perplexed with my shortness of breath. He has ordered Arterial blood gasses,R L Heart Cath and they are all normal. I have a very good heart. My Lung function tests are above normal. Having another next month. I do not have Pulmonary Hypertension or Fibrosis of the Lung.

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Asked on: 07/25/2012 - 14:06

I have been taking it for 17 years and have felt great since starting Enbrel but in the last month it is as if I have never taken it.

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Asked on: 05/22/2012 - 03:44

Can a surgeon take out a bakers cyst and test it for RA? Is there a test they do to check for this?

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Asked on: 04/28/2012 - 16:57

I am on multiple meds beside HUMIRA, prednisone, methotrexate, asulfidene, meclomen . I have had chickenpox as a child and am concerned with the thought I could get shingles. Several of my friends and neighbors have had shingles recently. I have discussed the vaccine with my dermatologist and rheumatologist and they say no to any live vaccine whats' your opinion.

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Asked on: 04/20/2012 - 12:15

I do not want to have a shot weekly for the rest of my life. What would be a good alternate medication to try after a year of being on Enbrel?

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Asked on: 02/02/2012 - 13:20

Because of details in a CT scan for kidney stones, I was directed to get an echocardiogram and my first ever visit to a cardiologist. It turns out I have a pericardial effusion around my heart. I have had 4 other echos during the year since then and the results are the same. The water is still there, this is not normal we are just keeping an eye on it.

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Asked on: 01/30/2012 - 12:32

I have bad knees and have no health insurance. Are there any studies I can participate in?

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Asked on: 08/04/2011 - 17:45

I'm a 30 year old female, and I've had a long list of rheumatological symptoms that all started just under two years ago. In summary:

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Asked on: 08/01/2011 - 10:58

My face, outer ears and the backs of my ankles have been burning and I don't know why! I do have discoid lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, I don't even know which one it could be. I don't go outside very much, especially when the suns out. I hardly get to go anywhere-due to other problems I'm having. If anyone can tell me how to get rid of this burning feeling please please let me know.

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Asked on: 07/27/2011 - 23:14

I have RA and I am concerned because my weight is 150 lbs. and I went from 2 vials to 4 vials of Orencia because I was still have RA flare ups.

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