What to do for Rheumatoid Arthritis??

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pepperann27
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   Posted 4/9/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
my mom has this, just recently diagnosed and it came on very fast. I was wondering what can be done for it, I am worried because its my mom and I love her!!

Any advise is GREATLY appreciated! :-)
thanks, Dusti

Diagnosed with colonic inertia at 13 years old, had my colon removed.
Diagnosed with rectal inertia at 16 years old, had my rectum removed and had a jpouch made.
Diagnosed with small bowel inertia at 18 years old, and got an ileostomy wich I still have. I am 27 now.
If you want to know more, just ask me!
"Don't worry about failure, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try"
 


psAinCanada
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   Posted 4/9/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
There's lots of great resources on the web, like the Arthritis Foundation at arthritis.org. RA specific informaiton is at http://www.arthritis.org/disease-center.php?disease_id=31
 
The important thing to keep in mind is that most RA cases are very treatable. There are lots of medications available, and more are more being introduced every year. Cost can be a big issue depending on her insurance, as some of the options are quite expensive; there may be hard decisions between new, expensive medications and older, cheaper ones.
 
There's a lot of people here that that have RA or something similar, so you've come to a great place to get questions answered.
Healing well with psoriasis, PsA, and hypogonadism, and happy to share my experiences.
 


pepperann27
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   Posted 4/9/2009 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you very much!
thanks, Dusti

Diagnosed with colonic inertia at 13 years old, had my colon removed.
Diagnosed with rectal inertia at 16 years old, had my rectum removed and had a jpouch made.
Diagnosed with small bowel inertia at 18 years old, and got an ileostomy wich I still have. I am 27 now.
If you want to know more, just ask me!
"Don't worry about failure, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try"
 


sjkly
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   Posted 4/9/2009 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I would say the most important thing is for her to find the best rhuematologist available and then take his/her advice. A good doctor makes all the difference.
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