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Christina Bruni

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Mental Health Activist

5 Thoughts on Schizophrenia Medication Reduction

A recent study indicated that lowering the dose of risperidone or olanzapine in schizophrenia patients 50 years old or older can be effective as a measure to try to ward off extrapyramidal symptoms or other symptoms like weight gain.

 

One caveat: the follow-up was three to six months after the study. In that time frame most... Read moreChevron

posted 07/26/2015, comments (0)|
Leslie Rott

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Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Does Weather Make RA Worse?

 

Although there’s not a lot of scientific evidence that the weather impacts RA... Read moreChevron

Britt J Johnson

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RA Social Ambassador for HC - Listening to YOU!

#ChronicLife – Sharing the Honest Reality of Chronic Illness

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Sitting at a small dinner party with fellow advocacy friends, I found myself fidgeting and having trouble focusing on the conversation.  This was the... Read moreChevron

posted 07/13/2015, comments (0)|
Celeste Cooper, RN

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Author, educator, patient and advocate

Fibromyalgia Centralization and Peripheral Myofascial Pain

Fibromyalgia and centralization of pain, what does this mean? I wanted to know specifics and I got answers from Dr. Karl Hurst-Wicker, pain specialist. 

 

 

Hippocampus and... Read moreChevron

posted 07/07/2015, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

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

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Eye Health: Complications to Watch Out For

Can rheumatoid arthritis affect the eyes and vision?  Just as RA is an inflammatory disease which attacks bones and joints, it can also attack the eyes.  Complications may include dry eyes, episcleritis, scleritis, corneal problems, glaucoma, cataracts, and Sjogren’s Syndrome.  As patients living with complicated medical... Read moreChevron

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