Posts Tagged ‘Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis’

  • 15 Early Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Discussion of 15 early symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, including joint pain, fatigue, joint swelling, eye inflammation, and low-grade fevers.

  • Hardest #rheum Question From a Reader: Where Do I Go From Here?

    Your comments, I’ve said, are a special blog in themselves, rich with insight and passion. Let’s talk about a recent comment by Paul on What’s Your First Symptom of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Hi All , my nanna was critical with it my Mum has spur’s on her spine her fingers are twisted and knarled and can’t […]

  • Predicting Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Two new studies indicate that predicting Rheumatoid Arthritis disease activity might be within the realm of possibility. I think Rheumatoid Arthritis lives secretly within the bodies of many victims for years, like a haunting. Invisible activity in a person’s cells precedes diagnosis and many patients’ onset stories tell of years of suspicious symptoms. New studies give hope […]

  • Nuclear Bone Scans for Rheumatoid Arthritis or Scintigraphy

    Bone scans for Rheumatoid Arthritis that “Lit up like a Christmas tree”! Several patients have told me stories of having a nuclear bone scan (scintigraphy) that made a difference in their diagnosis or treatment. We know how much a reliable imaging tool is needed measuring disease activity for either reason. I’ve read about different versions […]

  • Rheumatology Blog Carnival #2: How Can Diagnosis Be Improved?

    Welcome to the second ever rheumatology carnival, a blog carnival on diseases of rheumatology such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Sjögren’s syndrome, and Juvenile Arthritis. You are in for such a treat. I hope you’ll take time to read each of the blogs that was submitted. What would improve diagnosis of RA or […]

  • How Can Autoimmune Arthritis Diagnosis Be Improved?

    Why Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis must be improved We have over 60 Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis stories here on Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior. In some ways they’re all unique, but there are common threads. One familiar theme is that Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis is often difficult or protracted or confusing. This is not only true for Rheumatoid Arthritis, but […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Morning Stiffness

    Do you get the Rheumatoid Arthritis morning stiffness question? Does your rheumatologist ask you the morning stiffness question at every visit? Many doctors use this as a measure of disease activity. They ask, “How long does your morning stiffness last?” My first RA doctor did ask me about morning stiffness at every single visit. I […]

  • New Criteria for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    New criteria for studying Rheumatoid Arthritis Last October at their convention, the American College of Rheumatology unveiled the revised criteria for classification of Rheumatoid Arthritis (for more detail on how the point system works, please click that link). This month, in coordination with the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), they have announced that the new guidelines […]

  • What about Classic Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Wondering about a classic Rheumatoid Arthritis Almost one year ago, I asked Is There a Typical Rheumatoid Arthritis? That was the night I sat in a hotel room reading case studies about Rheumatoid Arthritis in the DIP joint (fingertip) after a not-so-enlightening visit with a character I now call Dr. Dip. I had no idea […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Test: Some Funny Factors

    Oh finally, the real “RA test”! The other day, I picked up my lab test results. Because of new insurance, I’d been sent to a new lab. New procedures. New forms. New nightmare parking lot. I’m such an RA geek I start reading my blood test results the minute they are handed to me while walking […]

  • 3 Myths about RA that are Rheumatoid Arthritis Facts

    The blog will be a year old on Monday. I’m using this time to reflect on some things that struck me this year. Some conventional Rheumatoid Arthritis facts are also mythical RA is such a tricky disease that even Rheumatoid Arthritis facts can be a bit ambiguous. Here are three accepted facts that are full […]

  • The Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis Mystery

    Mysterious flares For me, a Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis was a very long process. From the teen years on, sudden painful flares attacked my hands, feet, hips, and shoulders – only I had no idea they were called flares. The whole process seemed rather comical, like a scene from a Dick Van Dyke episode: healthy girl […]