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Would you have Myalgia (Muscle aches) when you have Rheumatoid arthritis?





Summary: Myalgia is found among people with Rheumatoid arthritis, especially people who are female, 40-49 old, also have Prophylaxis, and take medication Methotrexate.

We study 1,248 people who have Myalgia (Muscle aches) and Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who have Rheumatoid arthritis and Myalgia >>>

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) can be treated by Methotrexate, Enbrel, Prednisone, Methotrexate Sodium, Humira, Plaquenil. (latest reports from Rheumatoid Arthritis 218,505 patients)

Myalgia

Myalgia (muscle pain) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Myalgia 73,413 patients)

On Dec, 1, 2014: 1,248 people who have rheumatoid arthritis and Myalgia are studied.

Trend of Myalgia in rheumatoid arthritis reports

Gender of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Myalgia * :

FemaleMale
Myalgia81.53%18.47%

Age of people who have rheumatoid arthritis and experienced Myalgia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Myalgia0.00%0.52%0.22%3.60%11.54%17.08%30.64%36.40%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Myalgia11.11%44.44%44.44%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Prophylaxis (156 people, 12.50%)
  2. Hypertension (156 people, 12.50%)
  3. Osteoporosis (98 people, 7.85%)
  4. Pain (96 people, 7.69%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (76 people, 6.09%)
  6. Vitamin supplementation (75 people, 6.01%)
  7. Arthralgia (67 people, 5.37%)
  8. Diabetes mellitus (54 people, 4.33%)
  9. Hypothyroidism (53 people, 4.25%)
  10. Depression (50 people, 4.01%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (712 people, 57.05%)
  2. Humira (677 people, 54.25%)
  3. Enbrel (530 people, 42.47%)
  4. Folic acid (368 people, 29.49%)
  5. Remicade (307 people, 24.60%)
  6. Prednisone (250 people, 20.03%)
  7. Prednisolone (236 people, 18.91%)
  8. Arava (136 people, 10.90%)
  9. Plaquenil (109 people, 8.73%)
  10. Omeprazole (107 people, 8.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    I began taking sulfasalazine 5 days ago for Rheumatoid arthritis. Since then I've had stomach cramps and bloating. Has anyone else experienced these side effects? If so, did the symptoms go away after using taking the meds for a while? And did the meds help the RA symptoms?
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  • I am a 56 year old female with rheumatoid arthritis. i also have found out i have osteoporosis. i keep getting right breast sensitivity also tingling and tenderness in right scapula area... (2 answers)
    (Asked by a 56 year old woman who has Hign Blood Pressure, Osteoporosis Postmenopausal, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes Methotrexate)
    I am a 56 year old female with tingling in my right shoulder blade and some tenderness. I have occasional breast discomfort in the same side and sometimes my rt. nipple feels sensitive. If I touch the area, the symptom on the nipple vanishes. at times the tingling travels into my neck and symptoms seem more noticeable in the evening. If I shower in a warm shower the symptoms will vanish for a time.. All my mammograms have been normal and never miss any but it has me very worried. I check my breasts often for lumps. From time to time it also seems like I have tenderness along the sternum on that side. I have rhematoid arthritis as well as was recently told I have osteoporosis. I had a thoracic x-ray and they can see loss of bone density and some vertebrae degeneration. Take methotrexate each week and folic acid every day....Any ideas out there???? Thanks
  • Has anyone had tingling in hands, arms, feet, legs from lisinopril that did not go away when they quit taking it? if you got rid of the tingles, how did you do it? (2 answers)
    (Asked by a 51 year old woman who has Muscle Pain, Muscle Tightness, Tingling And Numbness, and takes Atenolol, Lisinopril )
    After 9 months on Atenolol I started getting tingling in my left hand. Also had a pulmonary embolism. A doc switched me to Lisinopril and the tingling moved to my legs, feet, both hands and arms. My calf muscles are very tight and my legs ache. Plus dizziness and other things. After 3 years of going round and round with doctors and no one finding anything wrong with me, I found posts about Lisinopril and tingling and I quit taking it. But the tingling and aches have not gone away. Has anyone else had this problem and does anyone know how to fix it??? I get nowhere going to doctors, they find nothing wrong with me. Thanks
  • Do i need to temporarily stop taking my enbrel and methotrexate (that i take every week) while i am on azithromycin for severe cold symptoms? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 47 year old woman who has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and takes Dexamethasone, Tussicaps, Azithromycin, Methotrexate, Enbrel)
    i have RA and take Enbrel and methotrexate every week. i am currently taking azithromycin, tussicaps and dexamethasone to treat a severe cold, cough, sore throat, etc. My question is should i stop taking the ra meds until my antibiotics and steroids are done? Or should i just continue as normal, don't want to get sicker than i already am!!!! thanks

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