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.

Deen Allen’s RA pain is no joke, but with good treatment and sheer determination, he can hang. The stigma that comes with this often-debilitating chronic disease is different story. He’s got some words for the people who come at him with phrases like: “Oh, arthritis? I have that, too” and “But you don’t look sick.”

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 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.

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.