Posts Tagged ‘Rheumatoid arthritis fatigue’

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue Is Not Just Being Tired

    Recurrence of Rheumatoid Arthritis fatigue A couple of days ago an old friend came to visit: Rheumatoid Arthritis fatigue. All of a sudden on Monday afternoon, it felt like it was 2 a.m. and I should be in bed. It looks like it may want to stay over for awhile. At first, I thought I […]

  • Pass the Pickles – and the Croutons

    Did 2011 seem about four months long? If it were an all-you-can-eat salad bar, I’d want a refund. It went by so fast I think I only got to the pickles. This month I’ve been more sleepy and fatigued than usual. It might be recovery from traveling the last few months. Or it could be […]

  • A Paradigm Shift in Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity? Part 1

    What is Rheumatoid Arthritis disease activity? People living with RA know it can affect them in unexpected ways that don’t involve joints. Just reading recent comments here, you can see people talking about these effects of RA: Drastic weight loss Frequent low-grade fevers Ruined teeth from dry mouth or autoimmune activity Heart or lung damage […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Sleep Issues

    If you have RA, sleep is a big deal Johns Hopkins’ Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment information page says Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients “often need over ten hours of sleep a night, or eight hours a night and a two-hour nap during the day.” (Gee, do you think so?) Seriously, there’s plenty of evidence that RA fatigue […]

  • What Is it Like to Have Rheumatoid Arthritis? Part 2: Why Don’t They Tell You?

    The Usage Principle makes living with Rheumatoid Arthritis hard In the Part 1: The Usage Principle, we discussed a phenomenon which is a daily issue for many people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Perhaps you noticed that blog post was unusual in that it did not have footnotes or links to studies which discussed the subject. […]

  • What Is it Like to Have Rheumatoid Arthritis? Part 1: The Usage Principle

    A dirty little secret of RA: The Usage Principle Certain aspects of Rheumatoid Arthritis are invisible. It’s hard to track with an invisible illness. But lucky for y’all, I know what living with RA is and I’m willing to tell the secrets. So, if you don’t have RA , prepare to have your eyes opened. […]

  • Part 3: Methotrexate Side Effects in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

    What about methotrexate side effects often means, “What can methotrexate do to me?” Although methotrexate is often the first DMARD (disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug) which is prescribed to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, it is still considered a dangerous drug. It is used as chemotherapy for many cancers, but in much higher doses than it is to treat RA. […]

  • What is Sjogren’s Syndrome?

      What Rheumatoid Arthritis does have to do with Sjogren’s Syndrome ? Often we mention the “characteristic dry eyes of RA.” However, we have more urgent concerns of our Rheumatoid Arthritis. This may be one reason that we don’t know much more about Sjogren’s. We have often accepted dry eyes as just one more Rheumatoid […]

  • What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue?

    Rheumatoid arthritis fatigue is a nearly universal symptom in rheumatoid disease. Research shows it is caused by chemicals related to inflammation.

  • Empathy for Rheumatoid Arthritis Support

    Empathy: Zero to 60 in 15 Seconds Flat How can you describe how your Rheumatoid Arthritis makes you feel in 15 seconds flat? We lament the fact that there is a wide world out there that just “doesn’t get it.” My own world is the same as yours. My own family and friends and doctors […]

  • Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Leave You Stuck in Orbit

    Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis can get you stuck. We who live on the Space Coast follow the Space Shuttle like most towns follow their local high school football team. When there’s a launch, people run out into the yard, climb up on their roofs, and cheer like it’s July 4th. What are fireworks compared to a […]