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Karen Lee Richards

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

Help Fight the Stigma of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain – Enter the Live Bold Photo Contest

If you live with fibromyalgia or another chronic pain condition, you're probably all too aware of the stigma that often accompanies these invisible illnesses. People with chronic pain are too often looked upon as being lazy or hypochondriacs because we're not able to do everything we once did. We're labeled as drug seekers simply because we have... Read moreChevron
posted 06/30/2014, comments (0)|
Brad

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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 a therapy. The disease can become... Read moreChevron
Britt J Johnson

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

Practical Tips for Managing Pain

When you're in pain, all reason goes out the window. When you live with chronic pain due to rheumatoid arthritis, all sanity starts to go out the window too, along with anything else you want to throw in frustration--dirty dishes, laundry, ever-growing medical bills, etc.    So how do we manage pain?   First, we have to... Read moreChevron
Cathy

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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 solving the... Read moreChevron
Carrie Beth Brown

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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 for... Read moreChevron
posted 02/27/2013, comments (0)|

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