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My Onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  “Onset Upon a Time” Introduction: My Rationale for an RA autobiography Rheumatoid Arthritis onset stories are unique, of course. I’ve read many of them. But, I have never told my story.  The thought of it is exhausting. Wasn’t it bad enough that I had to live it once?  But, the truth is, I know firsthand the value of...Continue reading      1 Comment » Read more

Palindromic Rheumatism Is Not a Rare Form of Rheumatoid Arthritis

My assessment: bad PR for Palindromic Rheumatism A few months ago, I wrote a post about Palindromic Rheumatism (PR). I had met a nurse who said her Rheumatoid Arthritis was “palindromic.” The symptoms come and go. She told me it was a rare form of Rheumatoid Arthritis which did not cause permanent damage, but was 50% likely to...Continue reading      43 Comments » Read more

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior’s RA

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior blog is not about me, but this one is. This blog is not about me. It is about fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis. I DO have RA, but you know what I mean. Of course, I can only show you the world through my own eyes anyway. However, today I will focus on my own...Continue reading      16 Comments » Read more

What is Palindromic Rheumatism?

How many kinds of Rheumatoid Arthritis are there Anyway? Nobody knows for sure, but the more you learn, the weirder it seems. Here is a type of inflammatory arthritis which you may not know about. They say it is rarer than the four general courses of Rheumatoid Arthritis which are in our cute chart. The word “palindromic” comes...Continue reading      14 Comments » Read more

Poem by Friend of Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior

Counting the Ways Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects My Life... I am so glad to bring you this treat, a poem written by Rissa. She has Palindromic Rheumatism, a form of RA, which you will read more about here on Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior. I love the way she gives so many details of life with Rheumatoid Arthritis in so...Continue reading      2 Comments » Read more

The Four Courses of Rheumatoid Arthritis, part 2

Once you have looked over the four courses which Rheumatoid Arthritis may take, you might wonder, so what? Does the course of my RA make a difference to my treatment? Do I have any influence on which course my RA will take? That is the 64 million dollar question. And the answer is this: MAYBE. All of the currently used DMARDs...Continue reading      21 Comments » Read more

The Four Courses of Rheumatoid Arthritis, part 1

All Rheumatoid Arthritis disease is not the same. What are the some typical courses of RA? I had hoped that the courses would be appetizer, salad, entrée, and desert. But turns out they're not... The names which I made up for them are Cyclone, Roller Coaster, Avalanche, and Tower of Terror. Maybe I live too close to Disney. Historically speaking,...Continue reading      46 Comments » Read more
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