Adapting to living with rheumatoid arthritis involves many challenges. One of these challenges is starting to use adaptive products. For many, it can be very difficult. This often has a lot to do with the way adaptive products look: institutional, medical, clunky. Ugly. But what if adaptive products were beautiful, as well as... Read more
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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
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
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 more
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 more