How much D3 is in your Adcal? What does the bottle say? Sometimes there's a lot of calcium but not much D3.
Just researching the links still for you - please don't get depressed!! You are now amongst supportive friends. This is from a v g paper but I'm too much of a dinosaur to be able to copy the link, if you put a sentence into Google the whole thing will come up...
"CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
The manifestations of RA are not confined to symmetrical inflammation of the joints: in approximately 40% of cases, non-articular tissues and organs - like skin, eye, lung, heart, kidney,
blood vessels, the nervous system or bone marrow - are involved. (24) Moreover, there is accumulating evidence for an increased risk of comorbid conditions like osteoporosis and
cardiovascular disease (CVD)..".. there is increasing evidence that the chronic inflammatory burden of RA induces the onset of traditional cardiovascular
risk factors like insulin resistance, abdominal obesity, hypertension and dyslipidemia." (since RA is an inflammatory condition, your serum ferritin may look fine even though you may be quite low in iron really. It would be unwise nevertheless to supplement iron until the inflammatory condition is controlled.)
In general, patients suffering from an
autoimmune disease have a strong hereditary susceptibility for other autoimmune diseases and
higher incidences of autoantibodies have been detected in their relatives.(60) Intriguingly, different family members may develop the same disease entity in totally different organs and disease
constellations. This diversity and broad spectrum of manifestation of autoimmune disorders is called
the “mosaic of autoimmunity”. In this context, patients with similar genetic, immunological,
hormonal and environmental risk factors may eventually evoke different autoimmune diseases.(61-
63) The combination of RA and autoimmune thyroiditis was already recognized half a century
ago.(64-66) More recently, the coexistence of RA and hypothyroidism was reassessed, but data on
this relationship remains sparse.(67;68)"
ie, think about your family, have any of them autoimmune diseases? The bit about "remains sparse" is doctor speak for "At the moment we haven't a clue." A sentence few GPs dare utter.