When I visit my rheumatologist, I am armed with a list. Our time is short and there seems to be a lifetime between visits although it is only three months.
RA in the shoulder is painful and incapacitating. The shoulder has two joints. RA in the glenohumeral joint is disabling.
When my biologic stopped working, what was next? Orencia is the safest of the biologics, but only works about ten months for me. There is Actemra.
Spondyloarthritis is a group of similar diseases that affect the spine and other joints in the body. There is a juvenile version that has all the similarities of the adult varieties.
Life is good in Albuquerque with Francis. A decision will have to be made in the next few months about Imuran.
Lupus, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis have many similar symptoms. What is a set that says rheumatoid arthritis?
Diagnosis of RA especially seronegative RA requires a good history, tests, and a doctor’s experience. Here is a simple test doctors use.
Fundamentally we have four choices for pain relief on the drugstore shelf.
It took me three years to understand my cancer experience. I had become numb as the experience was so difficult and too much to bear.
Glucocorticoids are naturally produced by the body. For those with RA the body does not produce enough during inflammation. Synthetics, such as, Medrol and prednisone are prescribed.