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.
Lene Andersen

When Methrotrexate Makes You Sick(er)

One patient weighs the pros and cons of the side effects from methotrexate, including alopecia, nausea, and dizziness. Find out whether she decided that the side effects were worth the benefits that methotrexate provided — or not.
Holly Johnson

Can Folic Acid be The Cure to Your Methotrexate Side Effects?

In the world of rheumatoid arthritis, the subject of folic acid is forever tied to methotrexate. A discussion of one is incomplete without the other. This is because folic acid is said to aid against the side effects of methotrexate. But does it work...
Lisa Emrich

Baking Soda Could Help Fight Inflammatory Diseases

Baking soda is often used as an inexpensive home remedy to treat a range of health conditions, including insect bites, indigestion, and sunburn. New research suggests that it we might soon add autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, to the li...
Therese Borchard

What You Need to Know About Methotrexate

When you first get diagnosed with RA there is a very good chance that you will leave your doctor’s office with a prescription for methotrexate. Here’s everything you should know about the medication, from side effects to benefits.
Lene Andersen

Does This Pill Make Me Look Fat?

It’s hard enough to have a healthy relationship with food at the best of times, but when you have RA, there are some extra challenges. Medications can make you gain weight, make you nauseous, or cause you to lose your appetite. It’s time to build a h...
Marianna Paulson

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?
Lene Andersen

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