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Anyone Else Lose Time Thanks to Rheumatoid Disease?

I lost another week. Anyone know where I put it? Seems like the left side of my cervical spine had an inflammation party this week. I ended up with some swelling that pinched the nerve going down the back of my arm and pushed a rib out near my shoulder blade. The orthopedic doc figures it...Continue reading      8 Comments » Read more

New England Compounding Center and Beyond: Medications Warnings and Dangers

When there are warnings of dangers related to medication, there is greater risk to chronic disease patients for two reasons: First, we may be more likely to use the drugs in question. And second, we are more vulnerable because we have a systemic illness. Several news reports over the past few weeks are especially relevant...Continue reading      8 Comments » Read more

Accessing a “Controlled” Medication (Carisoprodol) – a Pain in the Neck

One of the most insidious barriers to proper treatment of Rheumatoid Disease, and other painful diseases, is something that has become a touchy topic and a political hot potato: the controlled status of various medicines to treat disease symptoms. For the past few years, I’ve encouraged patients to recognize and consider options for both disease...Continue reading      59 Comments » Read more

Five Things I’ve Learned about Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Neck

I promised to write about what’s going on with my neck. It’s hard to sort out what would help others to know, so I made a list of five things I’ve learned. Sometimes, it’s about sharing our journey too. Here are 5 things I’ve learned about Rheumatoid Arthritis in the neck 1) Do not ignore Rheumatoid Arthritis...Continue reading      49 Comments » Read more

Life of a Professional Patient, Blog#7: Radiofrequency Ablation with RA?

Radiofrequency ablation has nothing to do with RA. Unless RA pain from the spine is real. Warning: This is one of those personal posts. It was an unusual week. Monday: We drove to Orlando for Roo’s hernia post-op appointment. It’s all good. I wish every doc were so skilled. Tiger saw his Fairy Godmother (hearing aid specialist). I wish...Continue reading      6 Comments » Read more
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