Hi PBC family,
So, I was diagnosed with PBC 10/10/16. Good news is they found it early. And after a second attempt I seem to be tolerating URSO. Been back on that for 3 weeks.
About 5-6 weeks ago I noticed my joints were hurting. First my knees, then progressively over the days to weeks my ankles and wrists too. I feel like the tin man of Oz needing that oil can! My GI is referring me to a rheumatologist.
I'm already eating an anti inflammatory diet and my naturopath has me on supplements for arthritis for the last two weeks.
My question is, I'm so scared about the meds for RA. Have you seen some of those side effects? The big ones are cancer, and "liver" problems..but I already have liver problems!! Now what?
Does anyone else have PBC and RA? How did you decide which RA meds to take? How are you doing? Anyone on Plaquenil? And is Plaquenil the least invasive of the RA medications?
The other shoe dropped. Anxiety and depression setting in.