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What is the best drug for joints pain for my mom who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best drug for joints pain for my mom who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis?

DMARD agents: The best med is the one that provides excellent control of the imflammation. These are the disease-modifying drugs such as Methotrexate or tnf agents. Your mom should be under the care of a rheumatologist and that question should be addressed to the doctor who is responsible for your mom's care. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What medicine/remedy is best taken if you feel hand cramps(rheumatoid arthritis)?

What medicine/remedy is  best taken if you feel hand cramps(rheumatoid arthritis)?

See your doctor: If you have rheumatoid, you might want to see your doctor see if anything else is going on or whether your current is controlling your arthritis. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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What work best to treat rheumatoid arthritis?

DMARDs: Disease modifying meds (dmards) are the meds of choice as their can prevent damage, deformity and disability. Rheumatologists usually start with Methotrexate and add other meds such as tnf agents if necessary. Early treatment is essential. ...Read more

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What are drugs you can take for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are drugs you can take for rheumatoid arthritis?

Many!: Methotrexate, sulfasalazine, hydroxychloroquine, doxycycline, minocycline, cyclophosphamide, azothioprine and more! then, you have the tnf-alpha drugs: humira, remicade, enbrel, cimzia, and more. Then other biologics: Rituxan and orencia (abatacept). New drugs will shortly be online as well! ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for someone who has rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best exercise for someone who has rheumatoid arthritis?

Atraumatic!: Atraumatic, non-concussive exercise is best. Activities might include swimming, aqua-aerobics, bicycling, yoga, light dumbells, walking, etc. Activities to be avoided: running, tennis, basketball, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis?

Biologicals: The treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has really improved over the last decade since introduction of new class of medications called biological they have many side effects and need to be selected properly for best fit for individual patient please talk to your rheumatologist who will be the best one to answer your specific question good luck. ...Read more

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What are the best supplements for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are the best supplements for rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Best supplements are not what you need for now! You MUST have your Primary doctor refer you to a Rheumatologist! Hope all goes well - please keep me posted! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment and exercise for rheumatoid arthritis?

What is the best treatment and exercise for rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatologist: Rheumatologist would provide this type of information. Treatment depends on verifying diagnosis, determining extent of joint damage and other system involvement, activity of disease. Exercise programs depend upon specific diagnosis, limitations, warm up, stretching and joint protection requirements. ...Read more

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Are mri's the best way to diagnose or rule out rheumatoid arthritis ?

Are mri's the best way to diagnose or rule out rheumatoid arthritis ?

A rheumatologist: A rheumatologist is your best resource for posssible rheumatoid arthtritis. It is usually diagnosed by a combination of blood tests and xrays of the hands or other affected areas. ...Read more

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Hello. I am just curious if the drug MDMA (molly) will affect my juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in anyway?

Hello. I am just curious if the drug MDMA (molly) will affect my juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in anyway?

Illegal drugs: Adding any drug to your medication regimen has the risk of side effects, and worse, can increase your risk for kidney or liver failure in combination with prescription drugs ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more