Thursday, October 30, 2014

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wonderwoman, Community Member

mother and nanny, lover of people and God, love to help people

The Pain Train

Chronic pain is surely one of the most attention getting conditions around. It can't be ignored and chips away at the well being of your soul. I have been unable to find a balance of medication which will keep my pain low enough to ignore it. I am grateful for my local heated pool, although it is heavily booked and so hard to get into. My pain has... Read moreChevron
posted 10/30/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: NSAIDs

Once you get a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the next thing that happens is usually that the doctor gives you a prescription for one or more medications. This can feel quite intimidating — what do the medications do? What about side effects? And wouldn’t it be better to not take pills? This is the first of a three-part... Read moreChevron

posted 10/29/2014, comments (0)|
Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Beyond Illness: Coping With Loss

When I was diagnosed with lupus and RA in 2008, at the age of 22, I never imagined that anything worse could happen.  I’d hit my rock bottom, and life could only get better from there. 


But, unfortunately, life has gotten worse before it has gotten better. 


On August 11, 2014, my... Read moreChevron


Fighting Fatigue: Small Changes Can Make A Difference!

It is Sunday afternoon. Both televisions are tuned to football games.  Everyone is asleep in the house, except for me.  Even my little Toy Fox Pinscher is sleeping.  Sadie must be dreaming of running in a field or some other canine delight.  Her little... Read moreChevron

Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

What are Early Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a tricky disease to diagnose in its early stages, as patients can develop any of a wide range of symptoms and there is no single diagnostic measure by which RA can be confirmed or denied. Symptoms may not be constant; they may begin slowly, come and go, or progress over weeks or months. Symptoms may appear in one part of... Read moreChevron

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