Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis Dilemma

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shadowMy heart breaks as I read emails and messages people send me about Rheumatoid Arthritis. Diagnosis is a common theme: “Do I have RA?” “Does my husband have RA?” “How can I know for sure about an RA diagnosis?”

How long did it take you to find a Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis? Did you go online to read during that time of searching and waiting? There’s a debate going on about how many people search online for medical answers, where they turn first, and who they trust most.

Like it or not, people are searching and asking because they need answers. I know I did. Have a look at this interesting article I read yesterday on E-patients.net. Apparently, according to the report discussed, half the people surveyed said they wanted to seek a doctor’s advice first, but only ten percent actually asked the doctor for an answer first.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis page

Today, I’ve posted a new page on RA Warrior to help those come here searching about a Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis. Look on the main menu under “Do I have RA?” This page answers some basic questions like “What does an RA diagnosis look like?”; “What else could it be?” and “What tests should I run?”

Of course, this blog is written from  a patient’s point of view. It’s not for everyone, but that is what some people are looking for. The RA Warrior disclaimer page is here.

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