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I was diagnosed with RA about five years+ at that time it was mainly left wrist and the fatigue and they found I had NAFL which they said there was no medication! Since then it affects both wrists badly and I am in a lot of pain. They seem very reluctant to give me anything, including information. What do I do/ask? Can anyone help?

  1. Hi Dolly, thank you for reaching out! I'm sorry to hear that you are in a lot of pain. You are not alone here. I'd encourage you to speak with your doctor and Rheumatologist about what treatment options ARE available to you. If they are not giving you the information you deserve then it may be time to seek a second opinion. It is true that several of the more common RA treatments are not advised for those with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. There are some medications that can be used with caution or you can ask about Natural or Alternative therapies that may be appropriate. In addition to speaking with your doctor, this article gives some ideas from our community for pain management that may be helpful to you: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/community-ideas-managing-pain/. Let us know your questions, we're here to support you! Kelly Dabel, RD - RheumatoidArthritis.net Team

    1. Finding good sources of information is difficult; i have found the rheumatoid arthritis foundation to be useful and www.theraconnection.com to be very good with news and treatment advances. Curious what other resources people reccomend

      1. Hi Huntman ~

        We certainly do our best here at RheumatoidArthritis.net to share news and treatment advances whenever possible - have you checked out our News section? https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/news/

        Another good way to be notified about our content and interact with our community is to like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RheumatoidArthritisDotNet

        I also recommend the Arthritis Foundation for news and science updates: http://www.arthritis.org/

        Personally, I have a google alert set up for "rheumatoid arthritis" as well - so I get an email in my inbox with news stories containing the phrase too!

        Best of luck to you!

        ~Mariah~ (Site Moderator)

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