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does arava help with rheumatoid arthritis

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Arava, (leflunomide) also called Leflunomide has been shown to help control rheumatoid arthritis, to decrease the inflammation and swelling and joint ... Read More
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
It may be...: Again, this is a question for the treating specialist, most likely a rheumatologist. When treating a disorder like ra, there are a variety of medicati ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Both are often very effective.
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Dr. Gary Sterba
47 years experience Rheumatology
The : The other side of these coin, has to do with whether you need additional treatment and whether the future of your disease is been controlled. If you h ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Christensen
35 years experience Family Medicine
The : The effective "treatment window" for your pain medications (tramadol or vicodin) is about 4 to 6 hours. If you take your last painkiller about the tim ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
DMARDs: Disease modifying drugs (dmards) such as Methotrexate or tnf agents can often put the disease into remission and prevent joint damage and disability.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Cohen
39 years experience Psychiatry
Natural remedies for: Thunder god vine is being actively researched, borage and omega 3 fatty acids may all help by providing antioxidant and anti inflammatory relief for i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No.: I would not recommend diazepam for rheumatoid arthritis pain since this is a benzodiazepine. It can be used as a muscle relaxer but i would not recom ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
By seeing..: A rheumatologist and getting placed on an appropriate combination of "remitting agents. Injections of Prednisone like steroids should give you very qu ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Control the disease: Control the underlying inflammatory process and you control the pain and stiffness.
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A member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
46 years experience Rheumatology
Ok: If the question is whether a steam room can be used if you have rheumatoid artjhritis the answer is yes. Generally the joints do feel better with the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
DMARDs: You want to use medications that are known to prevent joint damage, a problem that can occur relatively early in the disease process. Agents such as M ... Read More
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