Research: How do you know if a medication is working for you?
The constant struggle to find the "right" medication is one of the most frustrating aspects of living with a chronic condition like RA. Some people are able to manage without any (or many) medications, while others feel like they're on an endless cycle of trial and error. The decision to try, switch, stop, or avoid treatments is very personal.
We often read about the research studies used by healthcare professionals to determine if a medication is effective, but as people living with RA – how do you yourself determine if a medication is working or not? We are looking to learn from you what aspects of medication results in satisfaction, as well as why you may have stopped medications or switched to others.
We are surveying our RA, Migraine, and MS communities to learn firsthand how patients determine if their medication is working, as well as other hurdles and triumphs in their treatment journey. We'd be so grateful if you'd take 10 minutes to answer our short survey - you will not be asked specifically which brands of medication(s) you are using, nor will we try to sell you any medications!
This survey will be open until July 31, 2015.
Thank you, as always, for being a part of our community and for helping us learn more about what it’s like to live with RA and have to make difficult, yet important, decisions about managing this condition. By sharing your personal experience, you can provide strength and courage for countless others who are on a similar journey.
The RheumatoidArthritis.net Team
p.s. Don’t forget to view results from our most recent RA in America survey!
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