In health communities such as RA, you often hear people speaking about advocating for yourself. Patients may not reduce pain levels through self-advocacy, but it is nonetheless important to stand up for your rights, freedoms, interests, and passions. Make sure that you advocate for yourself in the workplace, the doctor's office, with friends, or in your marriage.
Living with a disease such as rheumatoid arthritis can be complicated, both physically and medically. Not only do we have to balance disease activity, physical disability or discomfort, and daily life, we also need to balance taking several medications. The various self-injected biologic medications must be stored in the refrigerator,…