Losing a job is difficult. Couple that with managing a chronic illness like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and trying to get back up on your feet can seem even more daunting.
Lupus and RA have taught me about myself and they’ve also taught me about other people. They’ve taught me what I need and don’t need in my life, and about what is truly important.
In addition to activity levels, fitness trackers may help you keep track of flares and fatigue.
The fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not the normal feeling of being tired. Fatigue from RA is mind-numbing. Leslie Rott talks about the struggle with fatigue from her RA.
If you have both conditions, see what you should know about treatment.
It’s hard to be in the city that never sleeps when all you want to do is crawl into bed.
It’s important to realize that when you’re reaching out, people with different chronic Illnesses are dealing with the same issues.
Building a good relationship with your doctor takes time, energy and commitment. But it needs to be reciprocal.