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    An_215671 posted:
    I was diag about 6 months ago w/RA I have been taking Etodolac 500 mg twice a day and lately my hands, arms, neck and feet have been getting very hard to move along w/tingling and crackling. What can I ddo?
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    Scott Zashin, MD responded:
    While Nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs may help the symptoms of RA,they do not prevent you from developing joint damage which can decrease your ability to do many activities. In general, disease modifying drugs such as hydroxychlorquine, sulfasalazine, methotrexate,and leflunamide as well as the biologics not only help the symptoms of RA but may also slow down and prevent damage, deformity and disability.
     
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    ppamie replied to Scott Zashin, MD's response:
    I also take 2000 mg of sulfasalazine. should i call the doctor and ask him to suggest another anti flamatory medication instead of Etodolac 500 twice a day. I am getting very depressed and unable to to do anything with being in pain or tired


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