Is calcium important for patients with arthritis? What about other vitamins?
Can RA go into remission?
would monthly simponi injections be better than biweekly humira injections for ankylosing spondylitis and do these 2 drugs prevent fusion of the spine in the long term
I noticed a question from April 2007 similar to mine. I have developed a distinct and painful Heberden’s Node on my little finger and see that more are developing on other fingers. I am 51 and in excellent health, weigh 125 pounds, exercise daily, but started taking 1200 mg calcium daiy a year ago due to results of my bone density scan. The calcium supplementation is the only thing I am doing differently and this condidition developed within about 6 months of starting the supplement. It has also caused constipation — something else that was not a problem before. I’m ready to throw out the calcium!
I have had PA for c.5 years and pretty much exhausted all the treatment options (due to lack of efficacy or side effect profile) – other than TNF inhibitors which my rhumatologist would like to put me on. Prior to doing so I would like to get a second opinion and discuss which TNF inhibitor might be best suited. As such I was wondering if you might suggest any of the rhumatologists the Arthritis Centre in having a particular specialization in PA and might have availability within the next month or so for an appointment. Thanks.
My wife has been diagnosed with Spondyloarthritis in her knee. No other joints are affected, is the diagnosis likely to be correct