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Rosalind Russell: Rheumatoid Arthritis’ Most Glamorous Celebrity

Rosalind Russell (Roz) may have been the most glamorous and famous woman to have Rheumatoid Arthritis. However, she shared three qualities with many others living with RA: She was determined, hopeful, and private. One of the most illustrious celebrities to live with Rheumatoid Arthritis was Rosalind Russell. Rosalind Russell (1907-1976) had an exceptional life, performing on Broadway...Continue reading      22 Comments » Read more

Patient’s Rebuttal to RA Pain Catastrophizing Claims

Part of me would like to back down. But this pain won’t let me. Is it ironic that I encounter the most cruel RA pain in years at the same time I encounter this argument again about RA pain, catastrophizing, and depression? Relating pain, catastrophizing, and depression to RA Ironically, an article called “Pain, catastrophizing, and...Continue reading      44 Comments » Read more

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, so no...Continue reading      31 Comments » Read more

Evidence and Truth: WTF (Where’s the Fact?)

Inconsistency bothers me. When I’m interviewed, I answer that I wanted to build this website because there is so much “wrong” information about Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Too many common generalizations are actually incorrect. Truth about RA can be hard to find. Maybe this is an explanation in part. I read something amazing today on The Scientist: Evidence:...Continue reading      24 Comments » Read more

Antibiotics as Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy

Once in a while, a question is posted about the “Marshall protocol” or the “antibiotic protocol” for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis. I’ve been told by a couple of people that this is the Rheumatoid Arthritis “cure” if only it would get enough attention. There are those who forcefully promote antibiotic treatment for RA. At times, I’ve...Continue reading      50 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Fevers

Last week, I mentioned my Rheumatoid Arthritis fevers in another post. What a surprising variety of reactions. Some said, “Me too.” Others said, “Ohmygosh I had no idea the fever was from RA!” And others said, “What on earth do you mean by RA fever?” What do you mean by Rheumatoid Arthritis fevers? When the Mayo Clinic...Continue reading      133 Comments » Read more

Incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis Increasing, in Women Especially

Recent study finds more Rheumatoid Arthritis – Women Harder Hit Science Daily reported this spring that Mayo researchers found an increased incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis, especially in women. “Between 1 and 2 million Americans suffer the effects of RA, a chronic inflammatory disease that targets joints and which contributes to work-related disability, increased morbidity, and shortened...Continue reading      18 Comments » Read more
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