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I know this is not a shooting subject but I stand to get the best possible feed back from the gents that read these posts. Please PM me if you have had experiences with RA and biologic drugs and how has this effected your shooting. I found out the cost of these drugs and your could definitly get a high grade trap gun for a few months of treatment.Thanks for any replys
 

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RA is a commonly misdiagnosed food allergy. My wife suffered for several YEARS and went thru a dozen different RA drugs with all of the attendant miserable side effects before we discovered the food allergy thing. Two WEEKS after she quit eating dairy products the symptoms had gone away. ALL of them.

RA is a boon to the drug manufacturers but a bit of time searching food allergies could take you off their list.

just a thought

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I was on Remicade for my RA for seven years. It made shooting bearable. Warning, these drugs wipe out your immune system. I had cancer of the tongue and the surgeon told me that he is seeing an alarming increase in cancer in patients who use biologic modifiers. I no longer use these drugs.
 

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First you need an RA doctor that knows what he's doing. RA is a symmetrical disease ( if you have it in the right wrist you will eventually get it in the left wrist ) and this symmetry is a good diagnostic tool. It took over a year to diagnose my problem because I had no other symptoms and no indicators in blood work etc. First go was with Enbril, self injected, once a week @ $400.00 a pop. Covered by Medicare except for the deductable so @400.00 a month until you hit the donut hole and then it's all on you. Finally started Remicade infusions once every eight weeks which are completely covered by Medicare. I could not open a bottle of water until I started these drugs. Now I have almost no pain and am back shooting again. For me they were a miracle. For your info I am a 1943 model.
 

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See a rheumatologist and then do the research on the treatments they recommend. I have seen a lot of people do well on Remicade. I personally do not have RA and have no experience with having the infusions. I work in a facility where it is done, and many people appear to be doing well with it. You need to have that discussion with your doctor and rheumatologist and then do the research.
 
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