Kelly O'Neill Young, Author at Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior

Rheumatoid Arthritis Blog Birthday

Birth of a rheumatoid arthritis blog This month the RA Warrior website—and blog—began its 12th year. In 2008, I dreamed of building a rheumatoid arthritis blog and website to bring better answers to people with RA that I’d already begun to know and love—and many thousands I was yet to meet. On May 17, 2009, I...Continue reading      8 Comments » Read more

Reducing Stress with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Reducing stress with RA is important Living with rheumatoid disease is tough. Almost always, it “progresses,” which means gets worse. Meanwhile it tends to make almost everything harder to do—even things we love to do! Like the old saying goes, it’s “not for the faint of heart.” Warriors like us don’t just live with this disease—we fight...Continue reading      Make a Comment » Read more

#AloneTogether Hashtag

Realizing everyone else is #AloneTogether too My eyes filled with tears as I noticed the current hashtags on Instagram a couple weeks ago. Hashtags are the butt of many jokes, but we can’t deny they’re a shortcut to a longer story. After all, I did start the hashtag #rheum back in the hashtag heyday, in order...Continue reading      4 Comments » Read more

Hydroxychloroquine Uses: 10 Facts

This is my second article addressing the current COVID-19 crisis. You’ll also want to read and share 10 Facts: Coronavirus & Autoimmune Disease. Today we explore the medication crisis being created by the epidemic. I have followed most of these facts as they unfolded in news reports and on Twitter, but I’ve tried to document...Continue reading      4 Comments » Read more

10 Facts: Coronavirus & Autoimmune Disease

What about coronavirus and autoimmune disease? If you are actually sick with coronavirus and have an autoimmune disease, please call your doctor and follow her / his advice about whether to continue your usual medications and whether you need specific medical care. Part of the reason that there is no cure yet for diseases like rheumatoid...Continue reading      9 Comments » Read more
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