Excerpted from The Single Gal's Guide to RA
See the accompanying comic strip drawn by Jane Samborski
Sundays for me have always served as relaxing, lazy days when I could sleep in, fix a big breakfast with a hot mug of coffee and hang about, maybe watching a movie or reading a good book.
But now, accompanying that big breakfast are my three daily morning pills: hydroxychloroquine (200mgs), calcium (600mg) and magnesium (250mg- to help with my increasingly frequent migraines). I will also take the hydroxychloroquine again at night, along with another calcium, when I eat dinner.
I've been on the hydroxychloroquine, aka Plaquenil , since November. I think it helps now, but it was pretty slow acting at first. ... I use a drug called eternacept, or Enbrel , and I inject 25mg twice a week. When I first began the shots, I used the more typical 50 mg shot once a week, but I got insane, children-would-run-screaming-from-me-if-they-saw-this reactions at the i...
Most conservative treatments for joint pain seem to be based on good old common sense, but they aren't always based on science. The treatments might work just fine, yet there may not be any solid research to back them up. This is the case in treating patellofemoral pain. Patellofemoral pain is often felt behind the kneecap (the patella ). Patellofemoral pain mainly occurs during activities such as climbing stairs, squatting, running, and kneeling. Patellofemoral pain is very common, especially in athletes. No one really understands what causes the pain. There may be several different causes. But no matter what the cause, the standard treatment is physical therapy to strengthen and stretch the tissues around the kneecap. But does physical therapy really work better than the simple effects of time? So far there has been no strong research to prove it. These researchers in Australia looked at 67 people who had patellofemoral pain. All the patients were younger than 40, and they all had...
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