Really Honest Answers About Rheumatoid ArthritisEpisode 4

Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Affect Your Entire Body?

RA is an autoimmune disease that affects more than just your joints. Among its various not-so-fun symptoms are brain fog and intense fatigue.

Deen Allen of Parlin, NJ, describes his RA pain like this: His RA is Godzilla and his body is Tokyo. Sometimes Godzilla crushes Tokyo, but Allen plans to never let the monster win.

Really Honest Answers About Rheumatoid ArthritisEpisode 1

How Were You Diagnosed With RA?

It can take months or even years to land on a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Meanwhile, the pain and symptoms like fatigue and GI flares can stop you right in your tracks.

Really Honest Answers About Rheumatoid ArthritisEpisode 2

What Was the Diagnosis Like for You Emotionally?

An RA diagnosis changes your life, and that can be trickier to treat than any other symptom.

Really Honest Answers About Rheumatoid ArthritisEpisode 3

What’s Been the Toughest Challenge Living With RA?

Surprisingly, the pain, stiffness, fatigue, and other symptoms aren’t always the worst part of living with RA. It’s often the stigma that stings the most.

Really Honest Answers About Rheumatoid ArthritisEpisode 5

What Does RA Feel Like in Your Body?

RA isn’t just a disease of the joints. It’s so much more. Even if your RA is well-treated, you can still have flare symptoms throughout your body.

Really Honest Answers About Rheumatoid ArthritisEpisode 6

Why Did the Diagnosis Take So Long?

There are real barriers to getting diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Your race and gender can both play a role.