• Feels like the TinMan Feels like the TinMan
    August 11, 2008
    do the nodules go away?
    Feels like the TinMan Feels like the TinMan
    August 11, 2008

    just diagnosed 3 wks ago, only on Relefen until my rheumy is 'convinced' i have RA.  Now i've got bumps, or nodules i'm told...3 on 3 fingers.  do these go away once i'm on treatment for RA? 

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  • Living in Jesus September 20, 2008
    Living in Jesus
    September 20, 2008

    I have a nodule on my left hand above my pinky finger.  I had it removed 1/5 years ago and it grew back.  I also have a larger one on my right knee.  The Surgeon said it was a Rheumatoid Subcutaneous nodule and I could have it taken off again, but it would most likely come back.  I made an appt with a Naturapath Doctor. ND and although there has been no formal diagnosis, she is working on building up my immune system sith Fish oil, vitamin c and d, a adrenyl gland supplement, I am taking glucosamine with and a quality vitamin supplement regime.  I am a little nervous about this as I want to stay active.  I play tennis once or twice a week, and want to keep that up for more years.  This is a very new thing to me as I have been healthy all of my life.  I still feel good, but have some pain in my fingers.  God bless you and if you find out they go away, let me know. 

     

    The ND told me that if I followed a good nutrition plan, and these supplements she wouldn't be surprised if they went away.   We'll see....

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  • Golden Mushroom March 16, 2009
    Golden Mushroom
    March 16, 2009

    Yes, they go away it just takes many months. I tend to get them on the pads and sides of my fingers. BTW, I am on methotrexate and enbrel.

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  • John December 22, 2015
    John
    December 22, 2015
    I was just diagnosed last January after I became totally crippled by RA and I had a no dual on my right elbow. My blood levels were extremely high and I was told that I will never go into remission. After I was on Prednisone for two days I could walk again and use my arms/hand. I started to take Methotrexate injection every week and then went off the prednisone after 6 months. I do the injection myself at home because my family doctor showed me how. My life is back to normal and it has been for quite awhile now, plus I do work in construction. I noticed tonight that my nodual has disappeared and I went in the Internet to find out why, when I read your message. My doctor in Toronto is very happy with my progress especially since my RA Factor was 137 when diagnosed in January only 11 months ago. RA Factor of under 8 is normal, so 137 was off the chart 11 months ago. I must keep active and if I don't, plus I stay in bed to long I will feel my disease. I am a younge 52 year old single guy and I live in my own so a quick recovery was what I really needed and that is what I got. Now I dance in weekends and live a normal life. I hope this helps you out in your journey of life with RA. I wish you all the best in your battle with RA and if you have any question, feel free to ask me. I say this because it was very scary for my when I was diagnosed. Many blessings, John Royer READ MORE
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