Saturday, October 10, 2015

People Who Are Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ellen Galo

Ellen Galo, Community Member

BA-Music, MM-Music Theory, married with 1 daughter, 26...

Finding and adapting exercise to my level...

Does "RA" stand for "REAL AGGRAVATION"?  Because everytime in the past when I tried to establish a regular exercise routine, something went wrong.  Or led to the discovery of another physical problem... but I've found a new solution for myself, partly by lucky chance and partly by necessity.

    Years ago while I was still working,... Read moreChevron

Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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


Brad, Health Guide

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... Read moreChevron


Ratnapriya, Community Member


It has been ages since I dropped in.

It is quite some time since I dropped in. I was very busy with my work and home and a couple of reasulting flares. It took Lene's queries to activate me in this forum. Last year I think I wrote to you how RA also affected my thyroid making it hyperactive and making my heart jump and beat in all the wrong ways. The result was hospitalization for... Read moreChevron

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