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October 9th, 2007, 01:33 AM
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I was diagnosed with this last year ...... and am currently researching different medication options but they all seem so scary! Anyone have any experience with different RA meds?
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October 12th, 2007, 11:39 AM
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My daughter has JRA . She was on naproxsen and methotrexate. (not sure on the spelling of those)Naproxsen is hard on your stomach and can cause facial scars. Methotrexate is actually a cancer drug. They did work for her but I wouldn't want to be on them for a long time. You usually have to have blood work every 6 weeks with these to or at least she did . They can affect your liver and other things to I guess. That is the experince we had with these anyway. She is in unmedicated remission at this time which I'm so glad about she is 3 turning 4 and was diagnoised before she was 2. Are you on any medicine now?
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October 15th, 2007, 09:34 PM
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I just got diagnosed with OA. Osteoarthritis and I did some research. Fish oil is a great anti-inflammatory, and I am going to try it myself. I hear it is really good for RA also. Apparently a few grams of fish oil is just as good, or better than NIADS (drugs). I think you should do some research, and talk to a naturopathic, Dr, pharmasist or health store employee. You can get purified (non mercury) fish oil.

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November 5th, 2007, 07:56 PM
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I have RA and I haven't been on meds in years. I was on vioxx back in the day but stopped that. I just deal with the pain unfortunately. Medicine can be scary because of the side affects and all that. I hope you find something that works for you!
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