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Mon, Sep 2 2:53pm · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Thanks. But recommend prep over luck and prayers.

Sun, Sep 1 1:28pm · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

There is no one size fits all…I know folks who have had great results w/biologics where I have not…others on methotrexate…again didn't help me. Just as with psychotropics, it's trial and error.

Thu, Aug 29 1:01pm · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Guess we got all our questions answered… 😉 – back atcha @anniepie!

Thu, Jun 6 1:14pm · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

@dval you can direct your message by doing what I've done here to reach you. I understand the side-effect fear…I had to better understand medications to move beyond this somewhat irrational fear…it's irrational b/c all medications have side-effects, including whatever you're on now. Biologics' serious side-effects on which you are no doubt concentrating happen in less than 2% of those studied…great odds. Your biggest worry is that they won't work on you, not that you'll be one of the 2%.

Wed, Jun 5 4:00pm · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

@dval to whom are you directing the question?

Wed, Jun 5 3:28pm · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

For what reason are you eschewing biologics?

Sat, May 18 1:59pm · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

Given that you've had RA for 18 years, now, it's bound to worsen. That said, recommend 3 things: get another Rheumie's opinion on both the reason for significant change (whether it's something other than your natural disease progression) and change of meds; look into biologics, see if you qualify; and get more rest – you can't "fight through" RA fatigue.

Fri, May 3 1:08pm · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

@lisaangela recommend you seek care at a Buffalo medical center/teaching hospital