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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
46 years experience Rheumatology
Depends on symptoms: If the disease goes into remission it may be possible to stop medication this is something to discuss with your rheumatologist. If the disease is stil ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Under supervision: Reduction or cessation of meds requires supervision to assure any associated flare is recognized early and properly addressed.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
68 years experience Rheumatology
See below: If you are in remission on medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis, under a doctor,s supervision and in remission long enough he may guide you to disconti ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
15 years experience Rheumatology
Sometimes: Some medications can lead to weight gain. Most commonly, steroids used to treat RA are associated with weight gain, usually by increasing cravings for ... Read More
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Besides the Prednisone mentioned, Remicade (infliximab) can be associated with weight gain.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
45 years experience Child Psychiatry
Headaches may result: from all 3 meds Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (acetaminophen/hydrocodone), Elavil (amitriptyline), rheumatoid ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
There is none: Unless joint inflammation is controlled one runs a significant risk of permanent damage and disability. There are no alternatives that will prevent th ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
37 years experience Rheumatology
Let the buyer beware: I don't know a lot about alternative treatments for jra, but i see lots of patients that missed their opportunity to prevent permanent joint damage wh ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Neuropathy: She may have developed a peripheral neuropathy secondary to the ra. Have her rheumatologist evaluate the issue.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
AERD: Your poor wife, sounds miserable. I wonder if she has Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) aka NSAIDS sensitivity? See an Allergist to de ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Best: Would be to address it with diagnosing doc, as he or she will have the information needed and the best insight on your case.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Dr. W. Batson answered
44 years experience Hand Surgery
There are many: This is impossible to answer here. You need a rheumatologist or internist to follow and manage the problem. Some patients need only nsaids others ne ... Read More

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