Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Kat41282 posted:
    Anyone taking any supplements that have helped with inflamation and or pain?
    Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Dear Kat41282,

    I'm sorry I didn't see your question earlier. I have a couple of articles that may be useful. The first is on Natural Treatments for RA , and the second is the Best and Worst Supplements and Herbs for RA.

    Ultimately, I would suggest talking with your health care provider about the use of supplements as part of your treatment plan.

    Best wishes,

    amy62528 responded:
    I take 4000 mgs a day of fish oil which seems to help with some of the inflammation. I also just recently started taking turmeric so I'm not sure if that helps or not but I've read from several different sites that it does. Byroney mentioned discussing this with your Dr, I do agree, however be aware that most medical professionals (at least the one's that I've dealt with) will tell you that there is not enough scientific evidence that herbs and suppliments help.

    Helpful Tips

    Dry eyes and dry mouthExpert
    Patients with RA may develop dryness of the eyes and mouth due to a condition called secondary Sjogrens Syndrome. The dryness is due to ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    41 of 48 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.