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Nurses with Rheumatoid Arthritis using natural treatments?


Hi everyone. Im a 30 yr old new nurse that recently started a new job and was recently diagnosed with RA. My doctor wants me to start on methotrexate but I'm worried about the side effects and the fact that it lowers my white blood cell count while I'm working at a hospital may make me more prone to getting sick. Has anyone tried using any natural treatments (herbs, acupuncture, high doses of omega 3, vegetarian/vegan diet) and can someone share their story? I really prefer not to start on the drugs if I can avoid it but the pain is getting progressively worse.

allnurses Admin Team

Has 50 years experience.

Per our Terms of Service, we cannot offer the medical advice you seek. You need to speak with your Healthcare Provider about alternative treatment(s).

We wish you well.

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