Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)

I have been diagnosed Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Diagnosing RA is usually a long and drawn out process in practise, but in theory it’s very simple. There’s...

Rheumatoid Arthritis medications

Because the severity of Rheumatoid Arthritis varies significantly, treatment is tailored to the individual patient. A mild case of RA will be treated very...

Enbrel (etanercept) – Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Enbrel is a biological DMARD.  Enbrel is an injectable drug that works by blocking Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF alpha), a cytokine implicated in...

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The plan is to restart Xeljanz – Dec 2016

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