Wednesday, July 01, 2015

People Who Are Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Imaging Tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis

When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), be prepared for having lots of pictures taken. Luckily, you won’t have to dress up or try to smile naturally. Imaging tests used for the diagnosis or management of RA are only concerned with what’s on the inside of your body.

 

There are a number of different imaging tests... Read moreChevron

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Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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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

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 a therapy. The disease can... Read moreChevron

Ratnapriya

Ratnapriya, Community Member

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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

Laurie

Laurie, Community Member

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Challenging myself

It's been 3.5 yrs since I was first diagnosed - and most of that time I have been too angry to be a good functioning person.  I had energetic, fanatical,  full of life plans for my 20 or 30 yrs of retirement and then RA and a a few other ugly diseases showed up.  The meds I was tried on caused heart disease and lung blockage and... Read moreChevron