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

Asked on: 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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Asked on: 05/04/2010 - 17:25

I'm on Enbrel, sulfasalazine, prednisone, and have recently added mtx to try to get my eye under control. It has been red and inflamed for 3 months. After 3 weeks of mtx my dose went up to 20 mg, and after 4 weeks total I have seen no improvement. I'm worried it is not going to work at all, and not sure what the next step would be.

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Asked on: 04/20/2010 - 19:34

For 10 years plus, I have been treated with Naproxen for arthritis in my knees. My pain and stiffness in my knees has increased over the years. Gradually, I have added joint pain in my knuckles, hips, shoulders, ankles and feet. Within the past year, I have developed numbness in my toes that vascillates between extreme cold and pain and tingling.

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Asked on: 04/18/2010 - 13:43

Complete fracture of ulna 4 weeks ago. Also hairline fracture of elbow. In a long arm cast for 2 wks at which time x-rays showed healing. Put in fracture brace - within 3 days agonizing pain, feeling of bones moving. X-ray showed nonunion - in other words arm rebroke. Back in long arm cast for 2 weeks hoping to avoid recommended surgery.

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Asked on: 03/09/2010 - 13:40

I've read that sometimes nodules can disappear and reappear. How do I know when I should have them surgically removed? What are the pros and cons of removal versus living with the nodules?

Thank you.

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Asked on: 02/15/2010 - 15:34

I was diagnosed with JRA when I was a young kid.
Now that I'm an adult and I still see a rheumatologist for my active disease, does this mean I now have RA? What's the difference?

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Asked on: 02/12/2010 - 08:25
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Asked on: 02/11/2010 - 23:10

My doctor thinks I might have rheumatoid arthritis, and she wants me to see a rheumatologist. How will this doctor test me to know if that's what I have?

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Asked on: 02/11/2010 - 23:00

I've read about infusion reactions to Remicade. Will I get them, and how bad are they?

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Asked on: 02/11/2010 - 22:53

I have rheumatoid arthritis, and recently tore my rotator cuff in my shoulder. Could this have been caused by my RA?

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