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I do not have a confirmed diagnosis yet, but my RF level is slightly elevated (3x) and I do have pain in my arms and elbows, not a joint pain but more like a fibromyalgia. I was prescribed with meloxicam, but haven’t started the medication yet.
So, I tried to go gluten-free for a past month. I ate some processed food that might contain…
Oh I’m so sorry to hear that, melodib. I hope the pain and flare subside soon. I’m thinking of you. – Alesandra (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)
I’m so sorry to hear that, Hopefull. I hope our site can be resourceful to you as you learn more about RA. Please feel free to come to the community any time to share. We’re here for you. – Alesandra (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)
Oh no, sandwit. I hope you can find some relief soon! – Alesandra (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)
I’m so sorry to hear that, Norreen! I’m thinking of you today <3 I hope you can find some pain relief soon. Warmly, Alesandra (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)
So sorry to hear about the pain you’re in, @tdug35fd. I can’t imagine what you’ve gone through with medication transitions and allergic reactions. I can hear your fear and hesitation about your future with your current treatment plan. Have you spoken to your doctor about this yet? If not, I encourage you to do so, so that he or she is aware of any…
Hi merielise! Thanks from your question. So sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I hope our site can be a resource and a form of support to you as you learn more about your new condition. Yes, muscle pain can happen as a result of RA. I thought you’d like to read more into this subject here:…
I was recently diagnosed (after nearly 15 years) with juvenile arthritis. I started enbrel last week, and am on an anti-inflammatory med, but now have to wait until it kicks in. Unfortunately, until then I am in a TON of pain. Anyone have any advice on how to calm joint pain? I have been using biofreeze and ice just to make it through the day.
Hi Dana Williams! We appreciate your comment. If you follow this link, you’ll see that we do have articles and posts available on the site on the topic of medical marijuana: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/?s=marijuana We also have a forum topic on it as well, if you’d like to join the discussion:…
I have been disappointed with Rheumatoidarthritis.net since I joined because there are never any posts or comments or survey results that speak to the use of medical marijuana. I cannot believe that no one is using or has tried it.
Hi. I am in early stage RA so I’m still very much in the learning stage. I was wondering if muscle pain is also related to arthritis? I have it WITH the joint pain
Once diagnosed did treatment help?
Daniel P. Malito has been writing about this absurd disabled life he lives for over ten years now. It all started wen he was just nine years old with a mysterious flu-like illness that took two years to […]
Thank you for sharing your story and reaching out for help on what you are now having to go through. As you noted in the title of your story, Early Days, these are your early days of RA.
Take notice of what your body is telling you, don’t let anyone feel sorry for you, make the best of your Rheumatologist visits and never stop fighting n…