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Do You Have Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis?

If you're having trouble getting diagnosed with RA, your symptoms are coming and going or overlapping with other conditions, or even if your blood tests don't show RA at all — you could have seronegative RA. So, what does that mean exactly, and what can you do about it?

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Not a Dry Eye in The House — Unless You Have RA

Believe it or not, RA issues can show up in your eyes, too. So if you’re experiencing dry eyes, blurred vision, or severe eye pain, it could be the usual culprit — your RA.

By Stephanie Stephens

Facts About a Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

The process of getting an answer about the symptoms you’ve been having is not always straightforward. These are the tests and assessments that are taken into consideration when diagnosing RA.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Is It Psoriatic Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The right treatment for psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis begins with a correct diagnosis. Here are some ways you can tell the two conditions apart.

By Casey Nilsson

Help Them, Help You: How to Help Your Doctor Diagnose and Treat Your RA Quicker

More often than not, the RA community experiences a long road when it comes to getting a diagnosis. That road can be just as long when it comes to getting the right treatment. Here are the four steps you should take to speed along either process.

By Cathy Kramer

Your Thyroid and Arthritis: What Came First?

Did thyroid disease cause your psoriatic arthritis, or was it the other way around. Learn about the links between thyroid disease and inflammatory joint issues.

By Mary Shomon

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Low Back Pain

It hurts when you lie down; it hurts when you sit; it hurts when you even think about moving. Is it connected to your RA — and what can you do to cope?

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Be Gentle With RA Newbies

When you’ve had RA for many years, it can be hard to remember what it’s like for a newbie. Here are some tips for supporting them.

By Cathy Kramer

When a Doctor Misdiagnoses Your RA

A public-health specialist talks to HealthCentral about her long journey to an RA diagnosis.

By Pamela Kaufman

13 Things to Know for Rheumatoid Arthritis Newbies

Being diagnosed with RA can be incredibly overwhelming. Let us guide you and support you with these tips for newbies.

By Lene Andersen, MSW