In the world of rheumatoid arthritis, the subject of folic acid is forever tied to methotrexate. A discussion of one is incomplete without the other. In searching the medical literature for articles related to ‘rheumatoid arthritis and folate (folic acid)’, I discovered that most of the titles of the articles include mention of... Read more
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Although study after study has shown that exercise helps reduce fibromyalgia pain, we've had little understanding of why until now. Scientists have long known that during prolonged strenuous workouts, our bodies release endorphins, a kind of natural opiate that reduces pain and enables us to continue exercising. But they haven't known why (or... Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more