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Today was a good day

ycaraveo
  • By ycaraveo · Posted 12:06 am
  • Journal · 0 replies · Photos
  • Today was a great day because I was pain free. I am grateful for days like these. Positivity is everything ...

orencia infusion

angelallen
  • By angelallen · New reply yesterday at 11:41 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 6 replies
  • This has probably been asked before. But how long did it take for those of you that have taken or are still on for the Orencia infusion to work? One doc told me 6 to 12 months before I feel it! Omg ...

New member- feel like a senior to RA

barrymahaffey
  • By barrymahaffey · New reply yesterday at 11:16 pm
  • Journal · 20 replies
  • Hi all, I'll be turning 45 next month and I have severe RA. I've been dealing with the swelling in my knees, legs, ankles and more recently my hips for the past eight years. I have had a rough road but ...

my journey

mimo6036
  • By mimo6036 · Posted yesterday at 10:41 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies · Photos
  • I was diagnosed in 2010 with Fibromyalgia and all I really knew is that I hurt. It seemed to be worse at sometimes than others. I seemed to no longer be able to handle heat and it seemed that no matter ...

New to all this

Atonewithme
  • By Atonewithme · New reply yesterday at 10:33 pm
  • Discussion in Just diagnosed · 5 replies
  • Hi everyone, I am new here. I had ankle surgery to reconstruct a tendon and clean out joints due to impingement. The doctor said it went well but showed me a picture of what my joints looked like. He ...

Please Include Disease

CA-Lynn
  • By CA-Lynn · New reply yesterday at 10:02 pm
  • Discussion in Living with arthritis · 1 reply
  • To those of you who launch a new discussion: Please include the name of the disease and possibly the drugs you're taking for it. It helps us to understand if it is RA or PsA or OA or.......... Thanks ...

my fall

ASHIEANN
  • By ASHIEANN · New reply yesterday at 9:18 pm
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • On Sunday, I went outside and my shoe slipped in mud and I fell on my knee and ankle. Pain is horrible. Nothings broke ...

MULTI VITAMINS

FernM
  • By FernM · New reply yesterday at 8:53 pm
  • Journal · 54 replies
  • Hi; Has anyone figure out which is the best multi vitamins to take for a senior citizen. I was trying to element some of my other vitamins. Thanks ...

New; Pain Management

philipsmom
  • By philipsmom · New reply yesterday at 8:52 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 2 replies
  • Hi, I'm new here...a bit about me: I am blessed to be the wife of Jeff and mother of Philip. Rheumatoid Arthritis has been my "cross to bear" since I was 21. (and now I'm a bit more than a bit older ...

Welcome to the new Arthritis Foundation community on Inspire!

TeamInspire
  • By TeamInspire · New reply yesterday at 8:46 pm
  • Discussion in Living with arthritis · 32 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 ...

Your Disease Is?

CA-Lynn
  • By CA-Lynn · New reply yesterday at 8:29 pm
  • Discussion in Just diagnosed · 2 replies
  • To those of you who launch a new discussion: Please include the name of the disease and possibly the drugs you're taking for it. It helps us to understand if it is RA or PsA or OA or.......... Thanks ...

How my first day went

Nina_Storm
  • By Nina_Storm · New reply yesterday at 7:29 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • So my first day went pretty well. I had to walk up the two flights of stairs because I didn't have my elevator pass. All my classes and my locker are on the third floor. I had Math, English and then they ...

Alternatives

NC78
  • By NC78 · Posted yesterday at 6:44 pm
  • Discussion in Medications and therapies · 0 replies
  • My arthritis doctor has me on Sulfasalazine 6 pills daily - but I had to quit taking it because it was giving me great stomach and intestine pain. She said there were no other alternatives out there and ...

third day... is this true? is this serious? noooo....

Susanamaria
  • By Susanamaria · New reply yesterday at 6:32 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Bussy with regular things and also stomach sick because of something I ate yesturday, I notice today that I am tending to think again like if this does not exist, I am perfectly ok and... I may postpond ...

This Inspired Me!

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply yesterday at 6:24 pm
  • Journal · 10 replies · Photos
  • Tyler Perry was once homeless and NOW he is one the richest men in America! He gives God the credit for all of his success ...

Eating fresh fruit every day 'could reduce risk of CVD by up to 40%'

nikkilynn50
  • By nikkilynn50 · New reply yesterday at 5:58 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 6 replies
  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US. Each year, 600,000 people die from heart disease and 130,000 die from stroke. But a new study finds that the risk of developing cardiovascular ...

is there an Inspire for Dummies?

melindat
  • By melindat · New reply yesterday at 5:55 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 5 replies
  • Has anyone created a cheat sheet for those among us who aren't intuitive enough to "get " this new version ...

Autoantibody profile may affect the number and size of RA bone erosions

nikkilynn50
  • By nikkilynn50 · New reply yesterday at 5:17 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 1 reply
  • Rheumatoid arthritis patients who tested positive for both rheumatoid factor and anticitrullinated protein antibodies showed a greater prevalence and size of bone erosions than did patients who came up ...

how long treatments last you??

ASHIEANN
  • By ASHIEANN · New reply yesterday at 4:30 pm
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Hi I'm on REMICADE and I went July 21 that one lasted 8days pain free. Since then my Dr increased dose and frequency I go every four weeks. I had an infusion on August 18 it's now August 31 it lasted ...

Door #1 or Door #2

Dragon_fly
  • By Dragon_fly · New reply yesterday at 4:27 pm
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • Hope you can help me. I have Osteoarthritis. In an earlier post I told you I was in pain in my left knee. I am seeing a Rheumatologist. And yes, I am still trying to decide if I should go for the shots ...

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The Arthritis Foundation Support Community connects patients, families, friends and caregivers for support and inspiration. Here members can share stories, find important information and learn from the experiences of others like themselves.