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New; Pain Management

philipsmom
  • By philipsmom · New reply 8:22 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 1 reply
  • 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 ...

How my first day went

Nina_Storm
  • By Nina_Storm · New reply 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 ...

Your Disease Is?

CA-Lynn
  • By CA-Lynn · New reply 7:19 pm
  • Discussion in Just diagnosed · 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 ...

Alternatives

NC78
  • By NC78 · Posted 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 ...

Please Include Disease

CA-Lynn
  • By CA-Lynn · Posted 6:40 pm
  • Discussion in Living with arthritis · 0 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 ...

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

Susanamaria
  • By Susanamaria · New reply 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 ...

orencia infusion

angelallen
  • By angelallen · New reply 6:24 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 5 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 ...

This Inspired Me!

chaplainstevens
  • By chaplainstevens · New reply 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 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 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 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 ...

New to all this

Atonewithme
  • By Atonewithme · New reply 5:07 pm
  • Discussion in Just diagnosed · 3 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 ...

how long treatments last you??

ASHIEANN
  • By ASHIEANN · New reply 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 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 ...

Marijuana, Anyone?

CA-Lynn
  • By CA-Lynn · New reply 2:58 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 25 replies
  • They've used marijuana legally for pain control in the UK quite successfully. And now, in the US, it appears that where it is legal, it's reducing the number of deaths due to pain-killers. http://www.newsweek.com/states-medical-m ...

osteoarthritis in neck...

breitburg
  • By breitburg · Posted 2:40 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • I am not complaining about my arthritis. We all have arthritis in some form or other and they are all painful. My cousin arthr resides in my cervical spine--the neck-- and is painful in his own way. I ...

Cognitive-behavioral coping skills training has positive effects on RA

nikkilynn50
  • By nikkilynn50 · New reply 2:15 pm
  • Discussion in Rheumatoid arthritis (RA Connect) · 13 replies
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a complex autoimmune disease that affects 1 to 2 percent of adults, requires patients to not only cope with pain, disability and joint disfigurements, but also other stressors ...

my fall

ASHIEANN
  • By ASHIEANN · Posted 12:36 pm
  • Journal · 0 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 ...

Severe pain, but don't know what's causing it..?

BehcetsGirl
  • By BehcetsGirl · New reply 8:07 am
  • Journal · 40 replies
  • For the past few days I've had severe pain in my hips/thighs. It's so bad that I can't walk without wanting to cry. I've put ice on it, tried a heating pad, taken pain medicine, etc. Nothing is working ...

15 and dealing with JRA HEDS and POTS... Help?

Nina_Storm
  • By Nina_Storm · New reply yesterday at 11:18 pm
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • So Last December I was diagnosed with JRA and the swelling in my body got so bad I gained about ten pounds. During Christmas I could barely walk or sit down. I even had to change the way I did things ...

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