Latest Articles by Lisa Emrich
Antibiotics and Methotrexate Don't Mix
It is very important to avoid taking antibiotics and methotrexate at the same time for these two reasons.
Can I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia?
In my previous post, Can I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus?, I introduced the topic of comorbidity. Diseases are called comorbid when they exist at the same time and independently within the same patient. With the increasing interest in the field ...
Can RA Cause Shortness of Breath?
Joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and hoarseness and shortness of breath? Yes! RA can affect the smaller joints in the head and neck.
Beginner's Guide to Multiple Sclerosis
There are many possible causes of numb fingers in people with multiple sclerosis - all of which should be discussed with your primary care doctor in case it’s something serious.
RA and MS: Living with Two Chronic Diseases
Recently at MultipleSclerosisCentral.com, I mentioned that I would begin writing here at MyRACentral.com. Several of the commenters on that post shared that they too have both MS and RA. I also received several emails asking questions about my experi...
How Medication Could Affect Your Sex Life When You Have RA
When you think of rheumatoid arthritis, you might picture swollen joints, stiffness, pain, and deformity, but it can also affect your sex life.
Byron Janis Talks About Living with Psoriatic Arthritis
Acclaimed classical pianist Byron Janis has lived with psoriatic arthritis for decades. Hear what he learned about treatment, depression, and mind over matter.
Spasticity and Multiple Sclerosis: Not Just A Muscle Cramp
The topic of spasticity has been on my mind since I’ve been experiencing it more lately. Four years ago, I did not understand what was spasticity and what was not. I complained of really tight muscles to my neurologist who suggested that I exercise m...