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Newly diagnosed with RA

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3 months 5 days ago #28772 by leemayhew300307
leemayhew300307 created the topic: Newly diagnosed with RA
Hi all,
My name is Lee and I am 35yrs old. I have just been diagnosed with zero negative Rheumatoid arthritis.
I also have Hashimotos disease (thyroid). I was wondering if anyone else has this combination.
My hands and wrists have been experiencing some rather painful times and I have just started on methodextrate and anti inflammatory medications. My feet and ankles some days can be very uncomfortable and at times my knees give me grief. My most concerning pain comes from the middle of my chest. Not a sharp pain more like a constant ache in the wall of my chest.
Does anyone experience this type of discomfort? I have had X-rays and at this stage all is looking clear, hence the diagnosis of zero negative.
Look forward to hearing from anyone.

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3 months 4 days ago #28773 by Johnno
Johnno replied the topic: Newly diagnosed with RA
Hi Lee,

Sorry I can’t help you out but with your thyroid is it over/under active as it can be a fine line in getting the right balance of medication, with your inflammation in the joints I have started having curcumin tablets in the morning and a teaspoon of turmeric each night in honey and cider vinegar YES turmeric and I am finding some relief small amounts but anything is better than nothing


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