My mother-in-law has been taking Methatrexate and pain med. for 4-5 years. She says she has stopped taking them and the pain has not returned. Her Dr. told her that sometimes RA disappears. Any info on this happening?
That's wonderful for your mother-in-law. I hear rumors of RA going into remission. :) Seriously, it can in some folks. If she and her doctor have decided to stop medication, then I'd be glad for her. But please do suggest to her to see her rheumatologist if she has ANY problems.
A friend of mine with RA had her first baby at 38 and the rheumatoid disappeared and in 4 years the RA has not come back.
She knows how lucky she is when she see me. I wish !
I believe there is a cure on the horizon. It will come from stem cells/gene therapy - either from our own altered cells or from cord blood from infants.
The thing is there is a huge market in Drugs out there around the world and the drug companies will not like it if this cures RA (and MS, Diabetes 1, Cystic Fibrosis + Alzheimers)
We must all start pressing for these alternative cures and not let financial gain for some rule out outcomes of a cure.