Category Archives for "Drugs"

Rheumatoid progress discussion – prednisone NSAIDs biologic drugs

We discuss how: -Biologic drugs make us susceptible to viruses and infections because our immune system is being suppressed by the drug -Previous medications does not work the same way it did before once we go back to taking them -In choosing between Prednisone and anti-inflammatory drugs, Clint recommends getting off Prednisone first -Prednisone is […]

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Methotrexate

MethotrexateMethotrexate is one of a group of drugs known as DMARDs, or disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. This category of drug works by suppressing the immune system and is considered a first-line drug for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis. Because inflammation is an overactivity of one part of the immune system, the intent of using the drug is […]

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NSAIDs – Causing More RA Every Day

NSAID’s are over the counter pain killers. These are very commonly used by RA sufferers to get some pain relief. However, they are by far the worst drug you can take when you have Rheumatoid Arthritis since their side effect is to work directly against the gut healing process. They Create More ‘Leaky Gut’ (Intestinal Permeability) Tragically, […]

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Methotrexate For RA

Methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Common Side Effects Methotrexate is one of the most common forms of treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis and is arguably the most important medicine used to treat RA today. It is the staple of RA treatment since it is effective at reducing disease activity for a large percentage of patients and […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs NSAIDS

NSAID’s are one of the first things you take when you have RA pain. They are usually prescribed in early consultations with a Rheumatologist and are also encouraged by the staff at every pharmaceutical store.  They are widely available and widely used and used often. In fact, I regularly hear from people with RA who are […]

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Antibiotics and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Considered one of the cornerstones of modern medicine, antibiotics are certainly one of the most common and important treatments for a multitude of ailments. But there is a terrible and severe side effect of taking antibiotics that none of us give much thought to. In fact, so severe is the potential side effect of taking […]

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