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Britt J Johnson

Britt J Johnson, Health Guide

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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

Marianna Paulson

Marianna Paulson, Health Guide

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Marianna has been living with rheumatoid arthritis for 35 years. RA has taught her to be flexible, even when her joints were not.

RA: Gifts That Say "I Understand"

Some of the best gifts I have received weren't necessarily what I wanted (at the time), but they certainly were what I needed.

 

I was struggling - RA was having its way with me. It felt like I was in a wet paper bag, without the energy or strength to get out. Thoughtful and well-meaning friends and family observed how I was... Read moreChevron

Brad

Brad, Health Guide

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Living with Severe / Aggressive RA, Sjogrens and Addisons

The Other Side of RA: Living with Severe Complications

This is the second of two posts that discuss my experience with serious side effects and complications from RA. Side effects have come under control for me, but complications are another story!

 

A Complication, is defined as an unfavorable evolution of a disease, a health condition or... Read moreChevron

Cathy

Cathy, Health Guide

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I have had MS for 25+ years and am a trained Peer Resource for Shared Solutions for Copaxone. I am a recent graduate of the Alfus Patient Advocate Certificate Program from The University of Miami. My mission is to "pay it forward" by helping others with MS and other autoimmune diseases.

Question of the Week: More research means more options. How has this helped you?

When I was diagnosed in the late 1980’s my neurologist (not specializing in MS) told me there would be a cure in 5 years.  Needless to say, I changed neurologists.

 

When we entered into the 1990’s, Newsweek declared it “The Decade of the Brain”, telling us that research would be geared toward... Read moreChevron

Carrie Beth Brown

Carrie Beth Brown, Health Guide

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Writer, Artist and Advocate for RA and Chronic Illness

Living with Chronic Illness: Six Tips for Keeping Your Relationship Strong

Relationships are difficult in the best of circumstances. When you add a chronic illness to the mix, it can be downright impossible to keep things happy and healthy between you and your partner. It's not impossible, though. I wanted to share with you how Rheumatoid Arthritis has impacted my relationship with my husband and the methods we use... Read moreChevron

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