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Renoir’s Rheumatoid Arthritis

What do we know about Renoir’s Rheumatoid Arthritis? One of the most famous people with Rheumatoid Arthritis is Pierre August Renoir. His name is on all the lists. I read about him early on in my searches. However, most stories give precious few details about Renoir’s RA, how it affected him, and how he coped with...Continue reading      19 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Anger

Rheumatoid Arthritis Anger: Cause or effect? Chicken or the egg? I wasn’t there of course, but I’ve always favored the chicken. I love chicken, especially fried chicken… Does RA cause anger? It can be managed politely, but there are times I’m definitely angry. At any one moment, I have more pain than many people I know have...Continue reading      65 Comments » Read more

Prednisone Dosage for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Prednisone Dosage for Rheumatoid Arthritis / Disease (UPDATED 2016) The prednisone debate is actually more than one debate. How much? For how long? Does it only mask symptoms? Or does it slow the disease? At what risk? A wide range in prednisone dosage for rheumatoid arthritis has been used to study its risks and benefits. This makes...Continue reading      65 Comments » Read more

Bewilderment of Early Aggressive Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Article assures Rheumatoid Arthritis patients of success of early aggressive treatment For your reading pleasure, I’ve typed up some excerpts from a pdf of the Sarasota Journal February 27 article called “Rheumatoid Arthritis Doesn’t Need to Cripple.” This article had an effect on me. You will see why in a moment. “Most people with Rheumatoid Arthritis...Continue reading      51 Comments » Read more

The History of Cortisone and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Memory lane with Mayo and cortisone history History comes to life with Popular Science magazine’s historical issues. They are conveniently scanned into an archive viewer online. The screen shot here shows part of a graphic from a June 1951 issue. The article describes theories of why cortisone was so successful in treating Rheumatoid Arthritis. Looks like...Continue reading      16 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Is Not Our Only Pain

Compared to RA, pain in the necks like these should be easy to cure Rheumatoid Arthritis pain can be aggravating. However, something has been just as aggravating lately.  It’s the pain on my head from banging it against this wall of ignorance. Almost every day I read some preposterous statement about RA or RA pain reported...Continue reading      48 Comments » Read more

Christopher Columbus, Part 3: How Does Reactive Arthritis Compare to Rheumatoid Arthritis?

What is Reactive Arthritis? Reactive Arthritis is the modern name given to Reiter’s Syndrome.  Apparently, the first name lost favor because Reiter was a Nazi.  The name “reactive” refers to the fact that Reactive Arthritis occurs in reaction to an infection. It is also referred to as “post infectious” arthritis. Usually Reactive Arthritis occurs as a triad...Continue reading      9 Comments » Read more
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