There are many RA paths. There are about 10% with mild disease. 10% with severe disease. The rest of us are somewhere in between. Changing. Progressive.
RA drugs may be toxic, but they are the choices we currently have to slow the progression of RA.
RA Fatigue is caused by the cytokines produced in the body by inflammation.
Pacing is one solution.
Slow progress. RA flares, Medrol and Actemra still in the picture. Covid Vaccine #5. Best news a great new stove. Samsung. Variable burners up to 18000 BTU. Convection oven.
The RA biologics are wonder drugs for some. For the rest of us, they have pitfalls. Actemra causes MS. The JAK inhibitors cause cancer. What gives?
I have learned treatments have consequences and complications have complications. Cancer and RA.
Soon my leg will heal, my mind will return to normal, and my articles will be interesting again.
Now I am attached to a negative pressure machine, 3M ACTI V. A. C.
Actemra continues to work.
My upcoming book, My Rheumatoid Arthritis Handbook, is a comprehensive source of RA information. It ranges from a discussion on symptoms to the financials of RA.
Osteoarthritis is frequently dismissed. Treatment is palliative with a NSAID that is prescription or over the counter.