Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis problem?

Resubmit. Your question is difficult to understand. Do you mean to ask about side effects of treatments for RA or which treatments are available for problem disease? You need to speak with a/your rheumatologist about these issues.

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How aggressive can initial therapy for rheumatoid arthritis be?

Multiple medications. It is documented that early, agrressive therapy is indicated in RA and results in much better outcome as opposed to delaying agrressive therapy(as was done in the past). Initial therapy would include plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) methotrexate, and biologic agents, i.e., enbrel, humira, etc. This approach is supported by long term clinical trials and radiographic evidence. Read more...
Immunosuppressive . Today's pharmacotherapy is highly aggressive for rheumatologic autoimmune diseases with products like embril immunosuppressive therapy. Read more...

Rheumatoid arthritis: what to do when the patient doesn't respond to therapy?

Difficult to answer. Depends: more/different medicine, cortisone injections, more/different exercise, consider surgical intervention. Read more...
Many options . There are dozens of medications for rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatologists usually start with a milder, less toxic medication like Methotrexate and add additional therapies as needed. Sometimes it takes trying 6 or more drugs until an effective regimen is found. Read more...

Rheumatoid arthritis problems, what can I take for the pain?

Lots. Start out with the basics like nsaids such as advil, (ibuprofen) alleve, motrim as these have more of anti inflammatory components. Prescription narcotics are sometimes based on severity of ra. But overall, you want to prevent the flares by immunosuppressants. A rheumatologist would be best person to consult. Read more...

Can untreated rheumatoid arthritis cause nervous system damage or problems with the nervous system?

Can occur! But unlikely! rheumatoid vascultiis can occur, and the blood vessel inflammation can affect nerves. Amyloidosis, is a rare but severe complication and can affect the nervous system. Finally, atlanto-axial subluxation can occur (in cervical spine) and cause paralysis! all are usually late complications of untreated ra! the most common, which can occur any time is carpal tunnel disease! Read more...

Can you tell me is diarrhea a common problem with rheumatoid arthritis and the medicine remicade (infliximab)?

Not typically. Gi problems can result from Remicade (infliximab) but typically are constipation, possible liver disfunction or infection related. Studies done show no difference in incidence of diarrhea between Remicade (infliximab) and placebo. Read more...

Might having kidney problems, or chronic kidney disease, lead to some form of rheumatoid arthritis?

No ! Having kidney problems or chronic kidney disease will not lead to rheumatoid arthrtis . Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease with it s own patho physiology and is not secondary toi kidney disease. Read more...

Female Rheumatoid Arthritis patient for the past 3 years. Recently developed urge incontinence problem. Tried antibiotics no relief. What are the possible causes?

Urinary Incontinence. Studies show first step in evaluation of urinary incontinence is to ask the 3 questions if, when, and how does the patient experience urinary incontinence. Delirium, Infection, Atrophic Vaginitis, Pharmaceuticals, Psychological, Excessive Urine Output (eg hyperglycemia),Reduced Mobility, Retention, Stool Impaction all causes. Rheumatoid Arthritis patients can get autoimmune cystitis (bladder inf) Read more...
Urge incontinence. Urge to void accompanied by involuntary leakage of urine. More common in older women. It is believed to result from detrusor overactivity, leading to involuntary detrusor muscle contractions during bladder filling. This may be secondary to neurologic diseases, abnormal bladder, or idiopatic. This detrusor muscle overactivity is found in 21% of healthy, continent, community-dwelling elderly. Read more...

I am 32 years old smoker with rheumatoid arthritis and gallstones. I also have constant sinus problems. Seems to be causing drainage and post nasal dr?

First of all. Stop smoking since it can irritate your nose not to mention causing cancers at various parts of your body. See your doctor to find out the cause if stopping smoking did not help. Read more...

Why do people with rheumatoid arthritis get scleritis so often? My mom has RA and also always seems to have eye problems, particularly scleritis flare-ups. Why is this so common in RA patients? .

Scleritis . Scleritis is an autoimmune raction of the body , wich means the body is attacking it self , just like rheumatoid arthrtis , and scleritis is a finding in pt with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis an old article , in the medical literature addresses the fact you can find it in the link and even though is scientific , you can get information. Read more...
Not too common. The sclera, just like the joint lining, is a connective tissue. The same immune response can happen in the eye as well. Scleritis is becoming more rare as the tnf medications (humira, cimzia, (certolizumab pegol) Remicade but not enbrel) decrease scleritis greatly. Read more...