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People Who Are Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Spring Allergies and the Pollen Vortex

Stock up on tissues and antihistamines! If you thought the polar vortex was bad, prepare for the pollen vortex. The 50 million Americans who live with seasonal allergies may be in for a very intense spring pollen season.   We are just coming out of a winter that seemed to never end. The mid-Atlantic region of North America was held captive... Read moreChevron
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Lisa Emrich

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Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Can Medical Marijuana Help Reduce RA Pain?

The use of medical marijuana remains a hot topic in the United States.  Although twenty states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana, in the majority of the country marijuana is still an illicit drug.  Two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the recreational use of marijuana in 2012. ... Read moreChevron
Brad

Brad, Health Guide

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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
Ratnapriya

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RA and thyroid diseases

Hi, Recently I was in and out of hospital suffering from a heart disease called arterial fibrilation. It seems this has been induced by my hyperthyroidism that is I have been having overactive thyroid for some time now. On talking to my rheumatologist and endocrinologist I came to know that it is very common in RA patients and is known as... 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

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