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3/8/13 9:13 A

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I have heard that it is very painful and disabling. Hope the meds help for your symptoms. Prayers to you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2/28/13 11:54 P

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Errosive OA (EOA) looks a lot like RA, actually. Except it is not systemic. However, it is often very aggresive and debilitating. Mostly attacks the hands (finger joints) and feet. Sometimes knees and/or hips. Mostly women (12:1 ratio to men). Comes on fast (like mine did). Often serum markers are negative, although sed rate may be slightly elevated or high normal. Looks like OA in ultrasound or MRI, except notable inflammation (which is not normal for OA) and errosion of at least 2 joints. Plaqenil is only DMARD that is used as far as I can see so far, and prednisone, NSAIDs, etc. No other drug mentioned to halt/slow down disease. Does have flares that permanently damage joints. I just took first dose of generic plaquenil (400 mg in morning). Had some GI upset so doc said to redcuce to 200 mg for few weeks then increase to 400 so I can tolerate it and since I have to work with people emoticon

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2/28/13 3:15 P

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Duh, I just read above that it is Erosive Osteoarthritis, what are the symptoms?


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WOW is right, I too have never heard of that type of arthritis. Hope someone has had the same experience and can share with you. Bev


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2/28/13 6:11 A

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WOW, I have never heard about that kind if arthrisis, What do the initials stand for ?
I hope someone else has so exprience with this, emoticon

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2/28/13 1:16 A

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I was just diagnosed with EOA. Kind of scary. Any one else have it? What are you taking for it? She gave me plaqenil and mobic. Please share your experience. THanks!

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