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Hullo Doc! My wife was recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis (ra factor less than 10.4,crp 24.5,hb 9.7,esr 40, anti ccp antibodies 61.70). The pain becomes acute after evening. I consulted 2 docs - an orthopaedic surgeon and a physician- both senior specialists. The former gave 1. hydroxychloroquine 400 mg od, 2. Celecoxib 200 mg bd. The latter gave 1.Methotrexate 5 mg/week, 2.Sulfasalazine 500 mg od. Both have prescribed Iron capsules. Am very worried and confused about which course is better to take. PLEASE GUIDE. Can I give her aceclofenac 100/200 mg at night and for how long, along with either course to relieve pain? THANKS SO MUCH.

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Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body starts attacking it's own self mistaking it as harmful foreign body. Immune system gets weak here, so the formula to get help from this is to STRENGTHEN your immune system , never to suppress. The medications which Doctors Bhavesh prescribed are to be taken religiously , they are immunomodulators , they will help your wife. along with medications, life style modifications and diet modification is equally important and vital in reversing your Arthritis. Adopt Plant based diet to heal your gut and IMMUNITY. Take Vitamin C on daily divided doses of around 2g . ( consult with your doctor before taking this ) Evening Primrose oil/capsules around 500mg twice daily ( Gamma Linolenic acid ) helps immensely. For diets and Nutraceuticals, consult with me in person for detailed information. Remember, Hippocrates had said, " Let Food be thy Medicine and Medicine be thy food " he also said , whenever one is afflicted with disease, first heal the "GUT" Hope it helps. Thanks. Thanks.
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