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Do You Have Strange RA Symptoms?

What are the strangest symptoms you’ve had since the RA onset that you think are related to the rheumatoid arthritis / disease? For some, strange RA symptoms like fevers, weight loss, and laryngitis turn out to be perfectly accepted historical symptoms of RA that patients just aren’t told about. However, sometimes people ask about unusual symptoms that I...Continue reading      329 Comments » Read more

Do Doctors Surprise Patients with Surgical Procedures?

Some surprises are routine Last month, I read a blog entitled “Patient-Centered Care Should Minimize Post-Surgical Surprises” by Jessie Gruman. Her article haunted me; I contemplated how I might guess what the right questions are to ask to avoid medical surprises. Actually, it seemed from her post that it might not matter too much whether I...Continue reading      34 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Complications

How to view Rheumatoid Arthritis complications Typically, Rheumatoid Arthritis has extra-articular manifestations. That means it attacks the body outside of the joints. Seems like RA doesn’t know how to be only arthritis. In RA 101, I wrote that Rheumatoid Arthritis complications are secondary symptoms of RA. I’ve wondered whether the word complications serves us well since we...Continue reading      20 Comments » Read more

20 Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Mirror

Some physical signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis (UPDATED 2016) If you're interested in reading more on RA symptoms, check out these All 54 (& growing) articles on RAW about RA symptoms My 8/2014 list of all my RA symptoms to date Maybe seeing signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the mirror is less significant than other problems, but it still matters. An RA diagnosis...Continue reading      109 Comments » Read more

Part 6: Checklist for Moderating Methotrexate Side Effects in Rheumatoid Arthritis

What can be done to help methotrexate side effects? 13 Things to consider before flushing methotrexate Methotrexate is an important drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment. Many patients give up on it before fully considering their options. If a physician has recommended you discontinue methotrexate either due to liver toxicity or kidney malfunction, then you must do so....Continue reading      Make a Comment » Read more
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