Rheumatoid Arthritis

All about rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including symptoms, treatments, management, and inspirational stories of living with RA.

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“Fatty Liver” Possible Side Effect of Methotrexate

If you are taking methotrexate and battling extra weight, you could be at risk of developing a fatty liver, which can lead to fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver.

By Lene Andersen

The Complex Relationship Between Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

People who have RA can experience any of a number of oral problems including dry mouth (xerostomia), methotrexate-induced mouth ulcers, temporomandibular disorders such as TMJ, infection, and periodontal disease (gingivitis and periodontitis).

By Lisa Emrich

The Consequences of Taking Antibiotics and Methotrexate at The Same Time

It is very important to avoid taking antibiotics and methotrexate at the same time for these two reasons.

By Lene Andersen

What To Expect… When You're No Longer Expecting

You’ve had your baby — congratulations! Now what? How do I care for my baby while still caring for myself? What will happen with my RA? Will it come back with a vengeance? You take care of the baby — we’ll take care of you.

By Lene Andersen

6 Reasons Why You Should Go to an Advocacy Conference for Chronic Illness

Attending events like this can initially be intimidating. Writing and sharing your story via social media is one thing, but meeting the people who know intimate details of your life is another. However, there’s no benefit like making connections and ...

By Cathy Kramer