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What about Classic Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Wondering about a classic Rheumatoid Arthritis Almost one year ago, I asked Is There a Typical Rheumatoid Arthritis? That was the night I sat in a hotel room reading case studies about Rheumatoid Arthritis in the DIP joint (fingertip) after a not-so-enlightening visit with a character I now call Dr. Dip. I had no idea whether I...Continue reading      90 Comments » Read more

3 Myths about RA that are Rheumatoid Arthritis Facts

The blog will be a year old on Monday. I’m using this time to reflect on some things that struck me this year. Some conventional Rheumatoid Arthritis facts are also mythical RA is such a tricky disease that even Rheumatoid Arthritis facts can be a bit ambiguous. Here are three accepted facts that are full of mystery. Rheumatoid...Continue reading      29 Comments » Read more

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis Mystery

Mysterious flares For me, a Rheumatoid Arthritis diagnosis was a very long process. From the teen years on, sudden painful flares attacked my hands, feet, hips, and shoulders – only I had no idea they were called flares. The whole process seemed rather comical, like a scene from a Dick Van Dyke episode: healthy girl falls down...Continue reading      21 Comments » Read more

Newly Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis Mall Map

You Are Here:  How to use this page Move your mouse over letters on the Mall Map to see topics important for those newly diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Click on a letter to go to that section. Welcome to the Newly Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis page The very first thing...Continue reading      Comments Off on Newly Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis Mall Map Read more

Newly Diagnosed Rheumatoid Arthritis Map

Lately, I’m getting more mail and messages from the newly diagnosed. Rheumatoid Arthritis is such a complicated diagnosis to handle. There is so much to figure out, I’ve often joked that we ought to get a degree and little letters after our name: RA. Answering emails and messages is an enjoyable part of my day because...Continue reading      52 Comments » Read more

Do I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Could this be RA? Do I have Rheumatoid Arthritis?  This is a complicated question. Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis can be a clumsy business. There is no one test to easily verify an RA diagnosis. The information on this page is an attempt to make this complicated issue as simple as possible. However, it cannot cover every aspect...Continue reading      110 Comments » Read more

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