Posts Tagged ‘Unrelenting RA – Persistent disease’

  • 5 Rheumatoid Arthritis – RA Flare Facts

    Discussion of critical facts related to RA flare, a cyclical pattern of disease activity experienced by some people with rheumatoid disease.

  • 5 RA Facts Everyone Needs to Know

    RA Facts – lists 5 basic facts about rheumatoid disease, often called RA or RD, can assure people are diagnosed and treated early, with hope of remission.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Persists

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain persists despite treatments that may reduce some symptoms. Disease activity measures ignore various aspects of disease activity.

  • Chronic Pain vs. Recurrent Acute Pain in Rheumatoid Disease

    An honest examination shows pain related to rheumatoid disease may frequently be better described as recurrent acute pain than classic chronic pain. Is “chronic pain” the right way to describe Rheumatoid Disease pain? According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain is “any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is a […]

  • Not Actual Size – Rheumatoid Disease Is Not as Advertised

    Sometimes my #rheum disease and my silly sense of humor get all twisted together into a goofball smoothie. Anyone who’s spent time with me can attest to my devotion to silliness. I’ve been daydreaming about how food ads remind me of RD. I hope you’ll enjoy a little humorous diversion. Laughter makes a great defense […]

  • Rheumatoid Symptoms Persist Despite Treatment: a Study in Juveniles (JRA / JIA)

    In spite of treatment advances including biologics, children affected by Rheumatoid Disease still experience pain, stiffness, and fatigue that impacts their ability to function. The disease may not be as “controlled” as many doctors presume. This may not be news to you as a patient or caregiver, but as these researchers point out, it needs […]

  • Juggling Life and a Chronic Disease Like Rheumatoid

    Usually when someone hears I have five children, they ask, “How?!” My answer is always the same: “One at a time.” They span about 15 years – it’s not like there were five toddlers at once. Actually, there was never more than one in diapers at a time – so my mom had it much […]

  • Mascara, Antibodies, and Soup: All I Know about a Disease

    I always thought living off fresh smoothies and homemade soup along with regular exercise would keep me strong. And surely working hard and caring for others makes one too busy for chronic illness. All I know is that I woke up one morning and my toes were pointing out in odd directions because the joints […]

  • Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Onset Stories, page 27

    Click here to view a complete listing of Rheumatoid Arthritis stories on this site with disclaimer. Linda’s Rheumatoid Arthritis story Nancy T’s Rheumatoid Arthritis story Chessiegirl’s Rheumatoid Arthritis story This is Linda’s onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis story, in her own words. My onset story began in the middle of October, 2010, when I had just […]

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