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The Burial of Our Old Forum

CA-Lynn
  • By CA-Lynn · New reply 7:32 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 25 replies
  • Alas, our old RA Connect forum on the other website will be dead on Friday. Shall we congregate here on Friday afternoon and give an eulogy? All the good things we remember about that forum ...

Work as an elementary teacher while on Humira?

NC-Gloria
  • By NC-Gloria · New reply 7:28 pm
  • Discussion in Medications and therapies · 4 replies
  • Hello All, My son has Reiter's Syndrome and he will start taking Humira in a couple of weeks. I'm afraid because he works as an elementary teacher and he will be in contact with a lot of germs. Should ...

Pain Management... Home Remedies

5tacy
  • By 5tacy · New reply 7:25 pm
  • Discussion in Living with arthritis · 14 replies
  • I have delt with RA almost my whole life. Just recently in my life has it progressed it gotten real bad. The pain can be so unbearable at times. I love to try new things to better myself and relieve pain ...

RA Connect People

nikkilynn50
  • By nikkilynn50 · New reply 7:22 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 103 replies · Photos
  • It's me NikkiLynn from RA connect. I'm NikkiLynn50 here. I've been a member on inspire for quite awhile. I don't post much here...(actually, I don't post much anywhere right now....Busy with wedding stuff ...

GrandpaVan

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Hello! New to Inspire with RAod

ahartman1987
  • By ahartman1987 · Posted 6:18 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 0 replies
  • hello all!! I am a 27 year old female that has was diagnosed a year ago with RA. I wanted to introduce myself to the group and ask for support on any home remedies that some use. I am currently on MTX ...

RA and Sjogrens

GBY
  • By GBY · New reply 6:05 pm
  • Discussion in Experience with health care professionals · 3 replies
  • Hi, I am a new member of Inspire. I have RA but I also have Sjogren's Syndrome, which is another autoimmune illness that is commonly seen with RA. I was wondering of anyone else is dealing with Sjogren's ...

Serrpeptase

AussieHeather
  • By AussieHeather · New reply 5:34 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 2 replies
  • Have read on 2 other sites that people are having success with Serrapeptase for Inflammation in Rheumatoid Auto Immune disease. Has anyone here tried it - what happened ? What Brand and how many capsules ...

infammatory/Errosive Arthritis

tamarrillo
  • By tamarrillo · New reply 4:51 pm
  • Discussion in Living with arthritis · 21 replies
  • Hello - Anyone have Inflammatory/Errosive Arthritis in their fingers? I never new there was such a thing until diagnosed. I have Osteoarthritis in several areas as well & Degenerative Disk Disease. I ...

I'm new here, not new to RA

jnetcom
  • By jnetcom · New reply 4:51 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 8 replies
  • I was diagnosed with RA about 9 yrs ago. Within 1 year I was nearly paralyzed from it. I finally got in to a good rheumatologist who started me on prenisone, plaquenil, mtx, and soon after Enbrel. I took ...

It's three AM and I'm wide awake!

Lilidac
  • By Lilidac · New reply 3:39 pm
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • This waiting for results is doing a number on my sleep :-/. It's so bad that my thoughts have invaded my dreams! I'm dreaming about my results and what potentially could be. But I pray to God to give ...

Humira

mom2blondies
  • By mom2blondies · New reply 3:05 pm
  • Discussion in Medications and therapies · 29 replies
  • Getting ready to start Humira for the first time. It's my 4th med to try. Any drawbacks or side effects I should watch for? Thanks ...

Intro and Questions

elltee
  • By elltee · New reply 2:44 pm
  • Discussion in Just diagnosed · 7 replies
  • Hi, I am a 41 year old female and am struggling to find a diagnosis and was hoping for some thoughts from people who have been through this that might help. I started with joint pain in one finger five ...

To Those Who Are Physically Challenged

bookcrazzzy
  • By bookcrazzzy · New reply 10:56 am
  • Discussion in Living with arthritis · 4 replies
  • This girl is incredible and the performance is fabulous (link below). If you want a lift, watch it. But the song "Because You Loved Me" really gets me. There are lots of ways to love people from mowing ...

THIS IS FOR ALL OF US :Anyone Ready To Get Well, Or at least Feel better

Dkwinc41127
  • By Dkwinc41127 · Posted 10:50 am
  • Discussion in Medications and therapies · 0 replies
  • I need some volunteers to try a new treatment that is working for me, your reward is you getting better mine is same and I have to find out if coming out with a product is worth it !!!, UC-II and EAT ...

R Your Med Rec's Vulnerable to Theft

Joy120
  • By Joy120 · New reply 9:09 am
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 1 reply
  • Are Your Medical Records Vulnerable To Theft? Excerpt: "A decade ago almost all doctors kept paper charts on every patient. That is changing quickly as laptops become as common as stethoscopes in exam ...

Welcome to the new Arthritis Foundation community on Inspire!

TeamInspire
  • By TeamInspire · New reply 8:49 am
  • Discussion in Living with arthritis · 19 replies
  • We would like to welcome our new members and check-in with those who are already active members. Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share how arthritis has affected your life. Tell the group ...

Total knee replacement and work

Diddyell
  • By Diddyell · New reply 2:19 am
  • Discussion in Living with arthritis · 21 replies
  • Hi 1st post I am in a quandary I have a bone on bone in my right knee I have had an arthroscopy but no better and have been advised on tkr however despite my age 64 I have a very active job which involves ...

How Chinese Hackers Stole Patient Data

Joy120
  • By Joy120 · New reply yesterday at 9:16 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 4 replies
  • Heartbleed Flaw Said Used by Chinese in Hospital Hacking http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-20 /chinese-said-to-use-heartbleed-flaw-in- hospital-hacking.html Excerpt: "Chinese hackers exploited the ...

WOMEN W/HIGH TESTOSTERONE & LOW ESTROGEN & HAIR LOSS

FernM
  • By FernM · New reply yesterday at 7:24 pm
  • Journal · 30 replies
  • Hi; I have high testosterone & low estrogen and my hair is getting very thin. Has anyone with this problem found an solution for their hair loss? I would really like to get my hormones balance hoping ...

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