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Sleep Problems in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Taking on sleep problems in rheumatoid arthritis I take pictures of posters at ACR meetings to help remember things I want to study more or write about for you! Two posters this past ACR were about sleep problems in rheumatoid arthritis. Sleep is one of those RA / RD topics people never stop asking me about. In...Continue reading      Make a Comment » Read more

Newly Diagnosed RA and Afraid

Letters from newly diagnosed RA patients As newly diagnosed RA patients find my website and write me letters, two things happen: 1) My heart is heavy for another life affected by this horrible disease. And, 2) I gather more information to add to the tens of thousands of experiences already shared with me. Of course letters from...Continue reading      5 Comments » Read more

Ways to Strengthen Relationships with RA

Strategies to strengthen relationships with rheumatoid arthritis Over the past decade, readers have commented and emailed me many times about their relationships with rheumatoid arthritis. Both relationships with significant others and with other family members, as well as friendships can be strained by the effects of RA. We’ve often talked about how others have trouble understanding...Continue reading      3 Comments » Read more

RINVOQ Medication for RA / RD

RINVOQ medication (upadacitinib) The latest treatment that I get to try for rheumatoid disease (RD) is the new RINVOQ medication from AbbVie. RINVOQ is the brand name for the tablet upadacitinib, approved by the FDA to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) last August (2019). During clinical trials it was also called ABT-494, in case you follow new...Continue reading      23 Comments » Read more

Best RA Blog Birthday Gift

Best RA blog birthday gift Your contributions through comments, emails, and friendship have been the best gift to me! At the 10TH birthday of the RA Warrior blog and website, exciting things are happening. First, the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) is offering you an opportunity to be heard and make a difference at the same time: RPF is...Continue reading      2 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms

Learning about rheumatoid arthritis signs and symptoms Last week, I asked followers of my Facebook Page to share about first rheumatoid arthritis signs and symptoms before diagnosis. This is a question we’ve discussed several times over the years, and readers have taught me so much when I ask it. You have led me to dig deeper...Continue reading      6 Comments » Read more

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