6 Episodes

Your doctor is good for a lot of things, but sometimes the info you need is more personal. We asked Michelle Ottey of Philadelphia, PA, to share what it’s really like to live with RA.

Really Honest Answers About Rheumatoid ArthritisEpisode 1

How Were You Diagnosed With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Often it takes persistence to get an RA diagnosis so you can start working on getting effective treatment.

Really Honest Answers About Rheumatoid ArthritisEpisode 2

How Has Rheumatoid Arthritis Changed Your Life?

Real talk: RA affects every single part of your life, so even simple types of help and support can be key in living well.

Really Honest Answers About Rheumatoid ArthritisEpisode 3

How Do You Manage Your Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Top tip: Exercise (whatever kind you actually enjoy doing) can make a huge difference in how you feel with rheumatoid arthritis.

Really Honest Answers About Rheumatoid ArthritisEpisode 4

How Does Your Wife Support You Through Your Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Michelle Ottey shares how her wife has been her best advocate and strongest support.

Really Honest Answers About Rheumatoid ArthritisEpisode 5

What's the Most Frustrating Thing Someone Has Said to You About Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Sharing that you have a chronic illness means getting a fair amount of unhelpful (and unwanted) input from other people about how best to manage your disease.

Really Honest Answers About Rheumatoid ArthritisEpisode 6

How Do You Deal With Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue?

Fatigue from RA goes way beyond being tired. Even the simplest tasks, like taking a shower, require a recovery period.