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Leslie Rott

Leslie wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

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10 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick at Work with RA

Are you living with rheumatoid arthritis and working at the same time? Use these tips to stay healthy at work with a compromised immune system.

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Finding Your Tribe

It’s important to realize that when you’re reaching out, people with different chronic Illnesses are dealing with the same issues.

Can You Work With RA?

Can You Work With RA?

Holding down a full-time job can be a challenge when you live with RA. Read these work tips and share your own experiences.

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The Steroid Curse: Prednisone Vs. Methylprednisolone

I have always had a love-hate relationship with prednisone. I don’t like to be on it. I was miserable when I was on it all the time, but not being on it, my pain significantly increased. I was really stubborn, though, and when I was on prednisone on ...

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Lupus and RA: A Frustrating Combination

May is both lupus and arthritis awareness month, which is convenient for me, since I have both illnesses. I was diagnosed with RA first, and a few months later, the diagnosis was changed to both RA and lupus. For me, the diagnosis of just RA did not ...

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Even RA Starts In The Gut

When I was in college, I developed stomach problems, which were identified as irritable bowel syndrome (also known as spastic colon, but not to be confused with inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease). If I ate a lot of ro...

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Does RA Make Your Head Ache?

Right now, my arthritis is being well-controlled with injectable Methotrexate, and lupus with the help of Quinacrine (and a cadre of other, less powerful prescription medications). I also can’t deny that our unseasonably mild winter may also have som...