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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!

How My Journey With Arthur (Arthritis) Began

I am a lover of the big blue--open expanses of healing waters, frigid vistas of towering mountains, endless skies that allow me to get lost in daydreams.   It’s rather ironic, then, that I have lived 22 of my 29 years with a disease that is represented by the color blue: Undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy and rheumatoid... Read moreChevron
Brad

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Living with Severe / Aggressive RA, Sjogrens and Addisons

Addison's vs. Adrenal Insufficiency

Along with the various diagnosis’s you may hear at your rheumatologists office, one you may not be familiar with, but should be, is Addison's Disease or Adrenal Insufficiency. Both are very similar and both can be very dangerous. I have had experience the last few years with them and would like to share what I know of them with you. Please... 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

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 for... Read moreChevron
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Cathy

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I was diagnosed with RA in 2004.

Moving Beyond Rheumatoid Arthritis

Two years ago I made some dramatic changes in my life. I returned to medications and once again tweaked my diet to one that I feel will last a lifetime. The combination of medications and diet has been good. For the most part, the inflammation in my body has calmed down and I am able to enjoy life doing just about anything I set my mind on doing.... Read moreChevron

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