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Arthritis board


I am fairly new too, I am 40 year old female diagnosed with inflammitory arthritis is what my Rhumetologist is calling it. She also said Sero Neg Ra. I started on MTX 15 mg also, made me nauseous, then I was switched to Sulfasalazine 2 twice daily, made me flush..So I stand with Prednisone 5 mg( I am tapering down from 1) Enbrel (6 weeks now) Sulfasalazine 1 twice daily and Vicodin 5/500 for pain. I do feel better since the Enbrel , stiffness has gotten better. Dr recommended Enbrel istea of Humira because it has been around longer and better tested she says. Good luck I hope your pain gets better-----Chris
Hi,
I just got my final diagnosis Fri(28th) for RA. I was the same as you... severe pain in every joint. And it pretty much came on all of a sudden also. I know how you feel.
My rheumey put me on Humira-(took my first shot fri.) and Plaquenil. Also has me on Prednisone until the other 2 kick in. Which is about 2 months, from what I understand. He also has me on Ketoprofen 75mg for pain - ( same as Aleve except stronger) he wont give me anything stronger yet. But as of today I'm painless. I don't know what the future holds for me, but the frist few days on the med's have been good.
Good luck to you...