Rheumatoid Awareness Day Blog Carnival 2016

Welcome to the Rheumatoid Awareness Day Blog Carnival This Rheumatoid Awareness Day Blog Carnival is in coordination with the Rheumatoid Awareness Day Blog Challenge by the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation. Many websites and blogs participated in RAD and published about #theRealRD facts. If you’ve published a post for RAD that’s not included here, you can leave your...Continue reading      7 Comments » Read more

What Would Rheumatoid Awareness Mean to You?

What difference do you think it would make if it Rheumatoid Disease were recognized for what it is by everyone – the general public, media and marketers, pharmaceutical companies, U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College of Rheumatology, all healthcare professionals, your neighbors and your family…?   Rheumatoid Awareness...Continue reading      63 Comments » Read more

How Do You Keep the Disease from Taking Over?

Last month, I wrote about the Pursuit of Happyness, with Rheumatoid disease – I love how Chris Gardner (Will Smith) sincerely perseveres through increasing adversities until he reaches the part of his life called “happiness.” How do you pursue your life and your goals when Rheumatoid disease just doesn’t play fair? It can be relentless....Continue reading      68 Comments » Read more

Ideas for Relieving Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Please enjoy the blog carnival on Relieving Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain and list your favorite non-medical pain reliever in the comments box! As promised, this picture is my entry for the blog carnival! My mom recently sent me this laptop stand with mini shelves to hold a tablet or a cup of hot tea. This should make...Continue reading      45 Comments » Read more

Non-medical Ways to Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain – at Least a Little Bit

What makes you feel better? What things bring you some comfort? What are your favorite gadgets that make life easier? Good idea: Have your loved ones check back here for Christmas gift ideas! Newly diagnosed people ask about our favorite things that help us. Not whiskers on kittens! A thick rubber cover on the steering wheel! Let’s make...Continue reading      71 Comments » Read more

Crossing the Language Barrier of Pain Scales: #Rheum Blog Carnival

If you either live with or study a rheumatological disease, then you know that pain is a ubiquitous symptom and an essential factor in evaluating disease activity. “Pain is a most important indicator of clinical status in rheumatoid arthritis (RA),” Arthritis and Rheumatism. While pain is the most obvious sign that something is not right,...Continue reading      27 Comments » Read more

4 Funny Things about Pain Scale Charts

Pain is one of the most important symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis and many other conditions. Pain is the most obviously significant signal that something is wrong. However, pain is also the most difficult symptom to measure. Need for a pain scale Since pain is such an important indicator that something is “wrong,” we ought to find better...Continue reading      60 Comments » Read more

Rheum Blog Carnival: Pain Relief in Rheumatology

Hey all! I’m truly amazed and humbled by the blogs about pain relief that I’ve read over the last few days. I hope you’ll read them all. Here’s the original post with describing today’s topic about how to treat pain relief in Rheumatology. We asked about who should treat the pain and when, whether patients...Continue reading      16 Comments » Read more

Resistance to Rheumatology Treatment: Blog Carnival #3

Would anyone oppose rheumatological treatment? A recent column in a California newspaper prompted a response from rheumatology patients and parents of juvenile rheumatology patients. There are 61 comments already on my post Don’t Take Those Meds for RA or Juvenile Arthritis, plus a handful of comments on the original article. Danielle, a mom who writes about...Continue reading      9 Comments » Read more

Don’t Take Those Meds for RA or Juvenile Arthritis

There is often pressure upon patients with rheumatological diseases to not use current disease treatments. This type of pressure is less common for patients with other serious diseases such as diabetes or cancer. We all try to laugh about our sister-in-law who insists we’d be better off with cherry juice than a disease modifying drug....Continue reading      73 Comments » Read more

Rheumatology Blog Carnival #2: How Can Diagnosis Be Improved?

Welcome to the second ever rheumatology carnival, a blog carnival on diseases of rheumatology such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Sjögren’s syndrome, and Juvenile Arthritis. You are in for such a treat. I hope you’ll take time to read each of the blogs that was submitted. What would improve diagnosis of RA or other...Continue reading      12 Comments » Read more

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