Are there any follow up trials or ongoing research into the use of tetracyclines antibioctics such as Minocycline for Rhuematoid Arthritis? Several studies were done in 1990’s & Minocycline is used as a DMARD for RA by some Rheumatologists in the USA & UK, yet i could find no reference to it on your drug information?
Alternative Therapies for Arthritis
I’m reading alot of articles where people are getting some relief from their RA by taking fish oil. Whats your thoughts on this? How much should someone take? Any side effects?
My mum meenu, who is 54 has osteoarthritis in both her knees. She weights around 70 kilos and is 5ft 2 inches.Her mother, as well as her four aunts and all her cousins have osteoarthritis. She has recently joained a gym, and for a cardio activity cycles for aroung 10-15 mins. She says that after a week, the cycling has worsened the pain in her knees, and is afraid that cycling will further damage her cartilage. What effect does cycling have on the knees, and if it is infact detremental to her well being, can she engage in any other cardio activity?
I work full time and almost every day go for a 30 minute walk. My RA is still very active. Should I not go for so many walks or go a shorter distance? Should I try another type of execise? Can doing to much cause damage to my joint and cause my RA to become worse? How can I tell when I am getting enough exercise without over doing it?
I have heard about reseach at your University on magnets. My friends were discussing magnets and the relief they give. I remember reading about your work on this subject somewhere. do you have an area where soneone can read your works and progress?
I was diagnosed with moderate RA 4 years ago. I am terrified of cartalige damage and bone erosion. Can taking a good Bone & Joint Nutritional supplement including Glucosmine help in prevention?