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What tablets are people on for RA?

Beginning of the discussion - 01/06/2017

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soprodol (codine 2 every 4 hrs) and tramadol (1 every 4 hrs). 

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I'm on Hydroxychloroquine twice a day and naproxen as and when

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Hello, don't hesitate to share your experience with RA treatments!

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Hi I have RA diagnosed 5 years ago I’m on Hydroxychloroquine 200mg twice a day, I’ve been on this medication for just over a year & I’ve already noticed my eyesight has gone slightly worse, I wear glasses to see long distance, for driving etc so don’t wear them all the time until recently I found I need to wear them all the time now, I have an eye appointment soon so will find out what’s going on with that.

 I’m also on Zapain & Tramadol for the pain, For the past couple of months I’ve been having chronic pain in my hips & lower back this is constant every day, I cannot remember the last pain free day I had it’s been that long, I work as a Carer in the community so am driving all day every day & work long hours, so I can’t take too many painkillers or I wouldn’t be able to drive or carry out my work properly, I recently had my boss telling me do I want to change my job & do cleaning as it doesn’t look like I want to do Care work anymore because of the time I’ve had off due to sickness & holidays!! I couldn’t believe what I was hearing this is discrimination & she should know better with working in the care sector. Not very happy at all & am seriously thinking of leaving but jobs are hard to find & then I’ve gotta think of what I’ll be capable of doing with this condition, I also have Bursitis in my knees now so some days I can’t even walk, I just don’t know what to do for the best.

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Hi I'm on Lefunomide just   now only 1omgs cannot tolerate any more have been on every other medication, Injection and infusion available but sadly have had bad reactions to them all. I also take tramadol for the pain and have been for 10 years think this is an addiction now and feel they don't give any relief . Have to have regular top up with steroid injections to help with pain and to move my joints having a bad time at moment. Have had  both hips totally replaced and one knee. Now my shoulder looks like it needs replaced and other knee .this all started as I turned 40 . I know there are many of you worse of but how do you cope with daily pain and finding you can no longer do certain tasks I seem to have hit a brick wall and feel myself deteriorating very fast .

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@LouiseJ  hi Louise I gave up my job just after diagnosis because my boss kept asking me when I would be back etc. I do regret this and have found that I cannot claim a penny from the government I have had to rely on my husbands wage to look after me and bring up our two children who now have left home but the point it your employer has no right to take you off your job.   Be careful you dont the make my mistake and lose out on any kind of benefit. I can claim DLA but that just cover the car and a very small amount to me I need the car other wise I would be stuck in the house we don't have a good bus service and it's a mile walk which I find impossible .I'm expected to live of £80 a month. 

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Hi I was diagnosed twenty odd years ago then went into remission, give yeasts ago I had a bad attack and had to give up work I'm not on as my benefits either except DLA. I am on methetrexate,sulfasalzine,and gabapentin for fibromyalgia.can't take painkillers as they just don't work when I'm really bad the hospital have me cortisone injection.

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I’m on methotrexate injections and hydroxychloroquine tramadol and naproxen occasionally - I’ve just had my hydroxychloroquine dose reduced as my consultant says new research has shown that after 5 years of taking it there is a slight increase of eye problems. 

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i was diagnosed in Jan this year and started on methotrexate and it has been stop start due to raised liver function and low white blood cells. Then after a flare up I was given Leflunomide, just had my first blood results and my liver function test is raised again . I feel so fed up has anyone else had this problem? My hands are swollen and the meds are not making a scrap of difference. Any advice would be good - thanks . 

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