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

09/19/2010 - 15:57

I was diagnosed in 1974 with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Prednisone helps me get through days easier, but am worried
about the risk of bone loss using that drug.

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09/14/2010 - 12:57

My mom also has spinal stenosis related to the arthritis. She gets epidurals and the doc there told her she has DJD, not RA. My grandmother had arthritis, but my niece has RA. What is the likelihood that my mom's conditions are all related? How do we know if she has psoriatic arthritis?

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09/04/2010 - 09:16

About 1 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with R.A..

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08/19/2010 - 09:13

I take part in the data base research study.

I was given a diagnosis of RA and Lupus and have been treated with plaquenil for many years. I feel I do not have lupus, no clinical signs. Can a doctor go on blood tests only?

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06/11/2010 - 11:01

It only affects my knees and primarily just my right knee. I started having problems with knee pain when I was 13. At 14 I dislocated my right patella. Dr's were unable to reduce my patella, so I ended up in emergency surgery to put it back in place. Before this I had general pain in both knees.

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06/01/2010 - 10:40

I have an ulcer and I also have a bad case of arthritis. I am taking tylenol for the pain, but these pills don't stop anything, is there any other pain pills I can take?

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05/24/2010 - 21:59

Just curious.

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05/22/2010 - 11:50

Is it relatively safe to have 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks per week if I give myself 12.5 mg of methotrexate per week?

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05/17/2010 - 08:50

I am presently taking 15 mg. of Prednisone (began at 60 in August) for Giant Cell Arteritis. I am an artist, and the thought of losing my vision is more than I can bear! Now, in the hope of slowing down the advance of my R.A., I have also begun Plaquinel. How great is the risk of losing vision with Plaquinel?

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05/06/2010 - 15:22

Dr. thinks the only thing that would help me now is Biologics. thinks Remicade would work best. I am overweight, plus gained 40 lbs. in last year due to adding Prednisone to drugs. I take 5 mg of Prednisone (have cut in 1/2 since Jan.) 2 Voltaren daily 75 mg, 1 Arava daily. Tried both versions of Methotexate Pill & injection & both made me too sick feeling for days afterward.

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