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How well do Biologic medications help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Biologic medicines for RA: The Humira team? I remember when my rheumatologist explained Humira to me. She drew pictures to show me how the molecule in the medicine interfered with the process of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She said that the molecule in the drug locked onto an antibody molecule, effectively neutering the immune molecule. It sounded more like...Continue reading      68 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Requires Disease Treatment and Symptom Treatment

There is a difference between disease control and symptom control for Rheumatoid Arthritis. There is no Rheumatoid Arthritis cure. You probably gathered that from yesterday’s funny blog. However, there are medications which can curb many of the effects of RA by actually cutting back the activity of the immune cells. These are the medicines referred to as DMARDs: disease...Continue reading      31 Comments » Read more

The Controlled Burn Strategy of Disease Control for RA

Rheumatoid Arthritis medicines work like a controlled burn Here in Central Florida, wildfires are a regular problem. Sometimes, it rains down cinders when the fires are miles away. Creepy until you get used to it. However, I have seen several fires in my own neighborhood that were out of control. One season, we got used to going...Continue reading      6 Comments » Read more

What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue?

What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue? (UPDATED 2016) Rheumatoid Arthritis fatigue is a weariness that rest cannot cure. It is tiredness without the benefit of the pleasure of activity. Over 90% of RA patients report fatigue as a symptom. It is counted second only to pain as the greatest difficulty of living with RA. "Unlike normal fatigue, pathological...Continue reading      103 Comments » Read more

Two Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis Site Reactions

2 kinds of site reactions It’s been a week of site reactions. There were lots of positive reactions to the new blog site. After a few days, I realized that I was receiving two distinct flavors of responses.There have been those who were encouraging: "Nice article”; Good writing”; and “Well done!” I am so grateful. Then there...Continue reading      23 Comments » Read more
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