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Arthritis

Question
Posted by: Sam | 2019/03/25

Q.

Rheumatoid arthritis - what can we do to help my dad?

Good day My dad was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Our gp has been downplaying his symptoms for the last 4 years as symptoms of grief since my brother passed away, but finally we have an answer that makes more sense. I was wondering if there is anything we can do/buy that will make my dad's life easier and maybe help with the arthritis (slow it down, lessen pain, anything). Thank you!

Expert's Reply

A.

Arthritis expert
- 2019/03/27

The best treatment for RA is methotrexate combined with folic acid.

Anti-inflammatories may help with the symptoms.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2019/05/23

I was on methotrexate with frolic acid for a long while then it made me feel really sick so bad that I could not stand even the smell of cooking so I was put on injections which helped for a while but the sickness soon came back was then put on hydochoiroquin which so far has helped

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