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RASucks88 commented on the post, Phantom Fevers 16 hours, 55 minutes ago

I’m only 30 with RA and Sjogrens. My fevers started 3 months before diagnosis and have went from every day to only 2-3 times a week with Plaquenil. Rheumatologist said that fevers are common when people aren’t in remission and have high and consistent inflammation markers. It’s the response of your body and immune system working overtime to try…

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RASucks88 commented on the post, Phantom Fevers 16 hours, 57 minutes ago

I was getting fevers daily. Usually about 1/2 way through my work day. It was the first sign something was really wrong, then horrible joint pain in my hands, feet, knees and jaw. Sure enough RA and Sjogrens. I’m on Plaquenil now for about a month and a half and I’m down to 2-3 fevers a week instead of 7. But it feels like you’ve been drugged when…

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Billsfan posted a new activity comment 20 hours, 36 minutes ago

Daniel, I even called the Abbot base where it’s made in Chicago. They said the discontinued the drug in 2014. There are others. My RA doctor prescribed 5mg of percocet/no filler. That might have helped me, my pharmacy said the Insurance co. said no..I have a sales rep. with my insurance co. & he says we’ll appeal it. Anyway after being with my RA…

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Billsfan posted a new activity comment 20 hours, 50 minutes ago

Dear Daniel, Thanks for your reply. I have been using “hydrocodone/actetaminphen 7.5-750mg. This worked for me for a long time. I have RA. I tried Humira, & Enbrel, doesn’t work on pain…In April,2014 the gov. at the time stopped all pain meds for ppl on medicaid & medicare and change it to a total useless drug. First they called it “norco”,…

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ErinB commented on the post, The Storms in my Joints 1 day, 3 hours ago

I live near Washington, DC – not quite coastal, not quite the mountains, but we have the “benefit” of both kinds of weather (PLUS the torus of hot air on Capitol Hill….). While hot humid summers and cold wet winters are sometimes an issue, I find the absolute worst time is hurricane season – when air pressure fluctuates dramatically.

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Tamara Haag commented on the post, The Pain Brain Drain 1 day, 3 hours ago

Hey CynthiaV,

Yes, it is scary and painful when this happens. I don’t think I will never fully accept it, as it is jarring and frustrating and leaves me feeling stupid and/or vulnerable. However, reading all comments from people who share this experience is helpful to know that we are not alone in facing this challenge. Thanks so much for…