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6 days ago · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

Biologics work for only 35-50% of those w/RA…I've tried 5, none worked; Methotrexate doesn't work for me; Plaquenil made me ill (oooh that rhymed!); get relied from only steroids or Naproxyn. The notion of becoming "normal" with these drugs is PR, not reality for many – and at a cost of some nasty side-effects. So, don't despair. Keep searching for what will work for you with the understanding that we have a serious, degenerative disease that can at best be mitigated with today's science, not eliminated.

Wed, Oct 30 1:03pm · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@ling123 For what reason do you not do another round of allergy shots?

Wed, Oct 30 12:42pm · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I have an adjustable bed…no coughing here…

Tue, Oct 29 4:42pm · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

I did brain with open MRI and it came through clearly…fyi

Tue, Oct 29 2:56pm · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

@lioness @becsbuddy you 2 don't have an open MRI option near you?

Mon, Oct 21 1:52pm · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

Don't understand the Gabapentin as it's an anti-convulsive…as for the steroid, 8mgs is a very low dose, so not surprised that you can't go lower…perhaps as you continue the Rituxan if you've been on it for just a few months…

Thu, Oct 17 12:44pm · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

what a grueling few years, @sallykuni… congrats on your on-going recovery!

Thu, Oct 10 1:07pm · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

Never heard of it… and sounds to me like a bit of over-medicating