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Thick peeling skin on fingertips?

julcliff
  • By julcliff · Posted February 27, 2014
  • In Living with rheumatoid arthritis · 6 replies
  • Since I've been on MTX I've had a chronic peeling of hardened dead top layer of skin on my fingertips especially thumb, index and middle fingers. It will leave a new pinkish layer, then that slowly starts ...

nearly spring

cheekygirl
  • By cheekygirl · Posted February 27, 2014
  • In Living with fibromyalgia · 1 reply
  • Hi hope u all feeling good seeing the sunshing .is most you feeling lots server pain at min in joints .even thou weather not too drastic .would appreciate any feed back .i had a virus and it seems to ...

Good article on exercise and joint pain

terryhopp
  • By terryhopp · Posted February 25, 2014
  • In Living with osteoarthritis · 0 replies
  • http://cathe.com/exercise-and-joint-heal th-can-working-out-make-achy-joints-feel -better ...

Arthrodesis

Suzjag
  • By Suzjag · Posted February 17, 2014
  • In Medications and therapies · 1 reply
  • Hello, I wanted to see if there's anyone else that's had an arthrodesis on an arthritic joint or joints? I'm lucky it's just one joint (talonavicular) that got fused. I had this done on 2/4/14. I'm wondering ...

White Flour Products Are Making Us Sick!

sherpeace
  • By sherpeace · Posted February 17, 2014
  • In Living with fibromyalgia · 1 reply
  • It isn't fibromyalgia! It is an allergy to refined, white wheat! Glad to finally know! I found this article (below) after researching my symptoms! I have not eaten anything made with white flour in months ...

Starting plaquenil

justine200042
  • By justine200042 · Posted February 14, 2014
  • In Living with rheumatoid arthritis · 6 replies
  • After first appointment do was hesitant to diagnose RA but ultimately did think ot probably is regardless of bloodwork. Im starting 200mg once a day of plaquenil... Id like as much info as possible hood ...

confused

bklyngirl57
  • By bklyngirl57 · Posted February 14, 2014
  • In Coping with arthritis · 16 replies
  • Is it possible to Have RA and keep testing negative?, my Doctor says it is. I'm in a great deal of pain mostly my hand, neck and hips but my hands are getting worse everyday ...

How many DMARDs have you failed?

flowers4u
  • By flowers4u · Posted February 11, 2014
  • In Medications and therapies · 5 replies
  • How many different meds has ;your doc rx'd you that didn't work? what did work? and what exactly did you feel? or what changed that let you realized that your arthritis was improving? so far I have tried ...

I'm still around :)

kathy66
  • By kathy66 · Posted February 8, 2014
  • In Experiences with healthcare professionals · 6 replies
  • Hello everyone!! Sorry I went MIA. Just been having problems not neccessarily with RA, but some depression & mood swings. I didn't want to bring anyone down :) Been doing ok for the most part. We have ...

Experiences with Euflexa?

SPBookworm
  • By SPBookworm · Posted February 3, 2014
  • In Medications and therapies · 1 reply
  • Hi. I was recently diagnosed with patellofemoral osteoarthritis in my right knee, which is rated as Stage 3 to 4. I am 62 years old and in good general health. My doctor wants me to consider having Euflexxa ...

Intense Shoulder Pain???

kaseyv
  • By kaseyv · Posted February 3, 2014
  • In Living with rheumatoid arthritis · 16 replies
  • Help!! My shoulders are in a ton of pain. The doctor told me my rheumatoid arthritis in my shoulder is pushing the joint or what ever it is out of alignment so I'm used to it hurting and popping and such ...

Walking without crutches

Tatton
  • By Tatton · Posted February 2, 2014
  • In Medications and therapies · 14 replies
  • Hello I'm new to the forum, but I have a question that I don't seem able to get an answer to on the Internet so far. I'm two weeks post a complex right hip replacement ( I had to have some bone grafted ...

cervical corpectomy with fusion

fearney1971
  • By fearney1971 · Posted February 2, 2014
  • In Just diagnosed · 7 replies
  • Anyone here ever had a. Corpectomy with fusion multi-level. I. Have OPLL very severe cervical stenosis and having surgery in few weeks. Very scared. Also have PA RA severely but cannot start Embrel due ...

Joints&Knees - status report on product

ks1960
  • By ks1960 · Posted January 31, 2014
  • In Living with osteoarthritis · 6 replies
  • After several years of successful treatment with glucosomine, the arthritis upped the ante and I needed a new approach. So I researched, made a list of options, and started trying them. First on the list ...

Beginning Signs

RedKnuckles
  • By RedKnuckles · Posted January 26, 2014
  • In Living with rheumatoid arthritis · 1 reply
  • I've been trying to figure out what is wrong with me for the past three years, Have gone through a year of tests with a dermatologist at a teaching hospital and haven't gotten conclusive results. It all ...

Revision Reverse TSR after failed reverse TSR and now worse PLEASE HELP!!!!

lulublu32
  • By lulublu32 · Posted January 25, 2014
  • In Thought I was too young for arthritis · 15 replies
  • Hi there, I'm new to this forum. My name is laura and I'm 32 years old. A you can tell from the subject I had a revision reverse total shoulder replacement after a failed reverse TSR, the first one failed ...

Foot Pain Post Hip Revision

tk1987
  • By tk1987 · Posted January 21, 2014
  • In Coping with arthritis · 1 reply
  • I have lupus and just had my third THR on my left side (done in 1987, 1993, and 11/2013). For years I have had numbness and gradually discomfort in this foot. After the 11/13 revision the discomfort has ...

trying to psych myself up for this

dollywood904
  • By dollywood904 · Posted January 20, 2014
  • In Living with osteoarthritis · 8 replies
  • I,ve got an App. 1/30 w/ an Orthopedic for my knee I,ve been diagnosed w/ Osteoarthitis in my knee about 4 years ago I,ve had 2 repair surgeries 1 for a torn ACL and 1 for a Menuscus tear plus a clean ...

Lumbago

moka3
  • By moka3 · Posted January 20, 2014
  • In Coping with arthritis · 2 replies
  • I woke up with this sharp pain in my lower back, it lasted 2 days and went away. Could this be related to arthritis ...

Methotrexate? My Rheumy just recommended it but sounds scary…

Toe_girl
  • By Toe_girl · Posted January 19, 2014
  • In Medications and therapies · 17 replies
  • Hi there, I have had ankylosing spondylitis for 30 years (since age 17) and my symptoms expanded to psoriatic arthritis, chron's arthritis, post-infection arthritis (although I don't have psoriasis, chrons ...

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