Posted by Linda
on April 25, 2000 at 23:08:39:
In Reply to: JCA- Run out of options posted by Rebecca on April 25, 2000 at 06:43:23:
: Hi, im 18 and iv had arthritis since i was 4yrs old (14 years) I have polyarticular arthritis so i have it in all my joints. Over the years i have tryed dozens of medications, and suffered many side effects with no improvment.
: At the momment my doctor has put me on methotrexate, but it is very strong and makes me very sick. Unfortunatly acording to my doctor i don't really have any other options, the arthritis dose not seem to respond to anything!
: In the past i have had many flare ups and been given steroids, and had an operation on my finger ( unfortunatly unsucseful)My fingers and almost unusable because they are so bent, my neck is fused from c2- c6 and the doctors say there is nothing more they can do.
: It is not a problem of chnaging doctors, i have seen alot, in fact an entire conference meeting of rumetoligists was held just for me.
: But with no luck, i know it's a slim chance but i wanted to know if anybody had any ideas that could help,as it seems im out of options.
:Hi, I'm sorry you are having such a terrible time. I have found that Glucosamine/Chrondroitin, MSM, and Fish Oil, plus lots of vitamins/minerals help me. Have you been checked for deficiencies?