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  • The Hypochondria of RA Pain: Do I Smell an Elephant?

    Hypochondria is an elephant in the room with RA pain The elephant house was always my favorite place at the zoo. We always knew when we were near it …by the smell. So, how can an elephant creep into a room? They don’t exactly tip-toe. Maybe what happens is that nice people don’t discuss certain things, […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Unmasked

    RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS UNMASKED: 10 DANGERS OF RHEUMATOID DISEASE Ending the confusion that Rheumatoid Disease is a type of arthritis.      WHAT IF…? What if no one confused rheumatoid disease with just arthritis? What if the world understood that people with rheumatoid disease (RD) are not hypochondriacs because they have so many health problems? What […]

  • What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain?

    Discussing what causes rheumatoid arthritis pain. Research shows anti-citrullinated protein antibodies known as ACPA or anti-CCP act directly to cause pain.

  • Remaining Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Remaining Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis is pain that remains after medical treatment. Properly interpreting symptoms is fundamental to understanding RA / RD.

  • The Role of Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis is principal a sign of disease activity, but is often given less significance because other factors are easier to measure.

  • Chronic Pain vs. Recurrent Acute Pain in Rheumatoid Disease

    An honest examination shows pain related to rheumatoid disease may frequently be better described as recurrent acute pain than classic chronic pain. Is “chronic pain” the right way to describe Rheumatoid Disease pain? According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain is “any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is a […]

  • Can Bones Hurt? Bone Pain and Rheumatoid Disease

     The main misconception about bones then, is that they are made up of dead tissue. This is not true, they have cells, nerves, blood vessels and pain receptors.1 Ever hear that bones can’t hurt? Did you ever have the flu or a fever and your bones just ached? It can be enough to make you […]

  • Not Actual Size – Rheumatoid Disease Is Not as Advertised

    Sometimes my #rheum disease and my silly sense of humor get all twisted together into a goofball smoothie. Anyone who’s spent time with me can attest to my devotion to silliness. I’ve been daydreaming about how food ads remind me of RD. I hope you’ll enjoy a little humorous diversion. Laughter makes a great defense […]

  • Rheumatoid Awareness: Judgmental Eye Rolls Versus Help & Compassion

    Treated like you’re fine when you’re not A comment this week by Lisa sums up one of the most important reasons we need awareness for Rheumatoid Disease, and one of the hardest to explain to others. “RD awareness would mean that I wouldn’t be treated like I am fine when I am not. It would […]

  • Remaining Pain with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

    Discussion of study of remaining pain with Rheumatoid Arthritis with possible explanations for symptoms that people experience despite medical treatment.

  • 10 Misconceptions About Chronic Disease Many People Believe

    You can’t understand illness by just looking at a person Very soon after being diagnosed with RA, I learned that most people have beliefs about chronic illness that are hard to overcome. When one neighbor, friend, and family member after another dismissed me, I did the same thing most people with Rheumatoid Disease (PRD) do: […]

  • Chest Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Costochondritis Anyone?

    Severe chest pain can send you to the ER – unless you know it’s “just” the Rheumatoid This past week, someone turned up the volume on my chest pain. I was glad I’d heard other patients say they went to the ER for chest pain and it turned out to be “just” costochondritis. Maybe that […]

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