I have two questions for you all.
1. Has anyone else here developed RA when they stopped smoking?
2. Can the Rheumy prescribe narcotic pain meds along with RA meds?
I developed symptoms of RA when I stopped smoking, but I believe I have been developing it for awhile. I think the nicotine acted as a type of pain control, or atleast my doctor believes so. It is a very strange case. Since I started having symptoms in February, my pain and symptoms have gotten steadily worse.
Also, my regular doc prescribes Nsaids and Tramadol for pain, which does NOTHING, so I need to know if my Rheumy will work with me to prescribe me a stronger med.
Any input is appreciated, and thank you!!
Have a great day