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Truxima and secondary OA

Just wondering about my next Truxima infusion and how much it could help my elbows which have secondary OA due to RA inflammation. The surgeon who I am under for my elbows wanted to see if my medications helped the joints 1st before deciding on the replacements. As I'm now back off the MTX, I'm now heading towards an infusion as long as my liver behaves and doesn't affect the bloods too much. Now finally getting to the question, will an infusion actually help my elbows if they've gone on to secondary OA. I hope that all made sense, I can seem to ramble on especially when I'm pain, I threw my dog's toy before and the pain made me cry out, must remember no playing and having fun hmmm 😊💖

Ps I should have said, there's no inflammation in elbow joints now I don't think as there is no gaps left between the humerus and the ulna, now bone on bone, hence so much pain xx

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I really don't know the answer as I don't share your problems, Ginger. Have you had a discussion with your rheumy team about this? I'm truly sorry you're in such pain and so anxious and didn't want you to have no response. Huge virtual hugs

J

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Ah thankyou, that's ok, some things just cross my mind and before I know it I've written and posted. I know we've all got varying degrees of RA/OA and the various degrees of side effects and other problems that go along with it. I'll get there and thankyou for replying 😘

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There's no such thing as a daft question on here. Believe me, I've posted some proper no-brainers.

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