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Onwards to Arava (leflunomide) to treat my Rheumatoid Arthritis

I went to my new rheumatologist yesterday.   And I survived!I always get very stressed before seeing a new doctor.  Starting from the beginning, explaining...

Rheumatoid Arthritis on holiday

Ok, bad headline. Rheumatoid Arthritis, the way that I have it, is NEVER on holiday. Maybe it’s too lazy sometimes to make me really...

Rheumatoid Arthritis and life with no first line DMARDS

It has been two weeks since I last took methotrexate and life has gone steadily downhill.  The pain is worse.  I am not sleeping...

Rheumatoid arthritis treatments – adverse drug reactions

Drugs can be amazing, life restoring, magical things.  With rheumatoid arthritis, and similar diseases, drug treatments can give people their lives back.  The right...

DMARD choices – Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are many medications prescribed for Rheumatoid Arthritis.  No two cases are exactly the same, and the treatment approach will depend on the severity...