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.
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.
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.
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.
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.