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Treatment and it's impact on Rheumatiod/Osteo Arthritis
I can't be the only person on horomone treatment (Letrozole) and suffering from increased symptoms of Rheumatiod/Osteo Arthritis. I would love to know how others have managed their symptoms. For me the symptoms came back when I was undergoing radiotherapy, and never really subsided when I was allowed to take my medication for RA again. I had to start the Letrozole before my symptoms had subsided. I'm now on an increased dosage of Methotrexate and Pyralin but still the symptoms haven't subsided. Before I had radiotherapy, my RA was totally under control. It was never as bad as I have it now. I'm taking fish oil, magnesium, vitamin c, D, Calcium, and anti-inflammatories as well as panadol osteo. I'm also taking a liquid immunity booster supplement. What else can I do? I can't take any more prednisilone because that's probably what caused me to have a hip replacement last year (the bones had completely died). I know the treatment means that the healing process takes longer but I've also had a crook back (initially a bulged disc, then a pulled muscle) for 3 months now - standing or walking for more than a few minutes is painful and hence I've had to stop teaching. Also recovering from a broken ankle too (that took ages to heal too - the wound itself weeped for 5 months) and going to rehab for hydrotherapy and physiotherapy. Yep - hormone treatment is not for the faint-hearted. Does anyone have any other ideas on how to manage the pain?
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