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Lene  Andersen

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A Beginner’s Guide to RA: DMARDs

This is the second post in a series on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) medications: what they are, why we take them, and how to manage common side effects. The first post was about NSAIDs, which treat symptoms of inflammation and pain. Today, I’ll... Read moreChevron

posted 11/26/2014, comments (0)|
Britt J Johnson

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A 29 year old chronicling the absurdity of living with arthritis!

I'm Fine: Learning To Ask For Help

“I’m fine.” 

 

When these two words are a lie, they may be the two most damaging words to my health.  When those around me ask how I’m doing and I do not openly communicate with them, I deny them the chance to lend me help and support.  With these two words, I am not only denying myself... Read moreChevron

posted 11/26/2014, comments (0)|
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Finding Peace & Happiness Every Day Of The Year

November is the month we celebrate Thanksgiving in the states.  Tables will soon be full of  turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, ham, sweet potatoes, and homemade pies. 

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posted 11/25/2014, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

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Telling Their Story: Women In Pain Survey

Eighty percent of women with chronic pain believe they have been discriminated against in the healthcare system. Eighty-four percent feel that doctors treat them differently because they’re women. Sixty-five percent feel that them being a woman caused doctors take their pain less seriously.

 

These are the results of... Read moreChevron

posted 11/21/2014, comments (0)|
christihowell

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So tired....

I have been on Methotrexate for 8 months. I see my doctor next week and I am going to ask if I can go off of the medication. I still feel sick the day of and the day after I take the meds. I fight these awful waves of fatigue all the time.  I am better, but not great. So tired......

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