Friday, March 27, 2015

People Who Are Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: Coping with Prednisone Mood Swings

Prednisone. It’s a double-edged sword. This medication can be an excellent tool to address rheumatoid arthritis (RA) flares, as well as a host of other medical conditions. When a bad flare has sidelined you, prednisone can help you to quickly get back on your feet.

 

On the other hand, the Read moreChevron

posted 03/25/2015, comments (0)|
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'

Folic Acid Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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 moreChevron

posted 01/28/2015, comments (0)|
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... 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