Log In Sign Up

What is your treatment plan?


Forum: Autoimmune Diseases and Disorders

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Autoimmune Diseases and Disorders LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
May 5th, 2012, 12:25 PM
TTC #1
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 290
I am curious as to what everyone else uses for the treatment of their auto-immune disease. I am diagnosed with RA. Currently I take Plaquenil, but it has not been working as well as it used to, so I am expecting that to be changed at my June appointment (unless I am pregnant by then) I take naproxen at least a few time a week to try to keep down swelling. I usually end up on a dose pack of steroids a few time a year as well when my swelling gets too extreme.

I would like to start looking into some alternative therapies, especially nutrition based ones. I am reading the anti-inflamatoion diet and want to discuss that with the doctor as well.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
May 8th, 2012, 09:38 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,185
I'be been on Humira for Crohn's disease for four years, through two pregnancies, and it works wonders. It is the only drug that has kept me in remission this long. The only time I had a problem wad when I Forgot a dose; I went four weeks between instead of two. So i know if i go off I'm in trouble.

It is prescribed for RA too, so if you haven't looked in to it yet, ask your doctor.
__________________
DS born 9/2/09
DD born 3/20/12
Reply With Quote
  #3  
May 12th, 2012, 02:02 PM
TTC #1
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 290
I will check it out!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:41 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0