I have been told that I have rheumatoid nodules on the top of my feet next to my ankles does that mean that I will have bone deformity? can I get them under control? and does that mean they are in my lungs too?
Rheumatoid Arthritis Q & A
I have heard there can be some kind of lung side affect of long term methrotraze. Can you tell me anything about this. I have had a long term cough and can’t seen to get rid of it. I have been on this medicine for over ten years, along with other medication.
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and was told that my lungs are effected. I was told that my lungs had a lot of scar tissue in them. I forgot what medical term was used for this. I was told that they had to control my arthritis so that my lungs dont get so bad that I wont be able to get enough air in them. I have looked all over the internet that I can think of to find information about the lungs concerning this and cant find anything more than that it can affect the heart and lungs, inside and out. Can you tell me how I can get information on this.
I have RA and they think that I might have an underactive thyroidnow . Is there any link between RA and thyroid problems?
My rheumatologist told me he thought I had RA. Although I have high positive test results (RF=330, Anti-CCP=370), I never have any noticeable swelling to me or the rheumatologist. I believe my CRP and ESR were only slightly elevated. I experience extreme joint pain that feels more like tendonitis and the flares tend to come and go. Can RA present in this manner? Specifically without swelling?
A 45 year old lady has RA on methotrexate and cyclophosphamide for 2 years. She had developed bilateral papilledema as a drug side effect which was managed with Acetazolamide 2 months back. for the past 2 months she satisfies the criteria for moderate depression. She has no past history of any psychiatric illness. Which class of anti depressant will be suitable for her?