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New Way to Report Response in RA Clinical Trials?

Untangling a possible replacement for the “familiar” ACR 20 describing treatment response in clinical trials for Rheumatoid Arthritis Special thanks to Jay Sprinkel for assistance with this post. Although he may be more known for the humor he provides to our Facebook group, Jay is a retired marine biologist who specializes in statistics. He is also...Continue reading      15 Comments » Read more

I Want My Life Back

RA can hurt so bad that even tough guys cry. Lately, I’ve cried for a different reason. I want my life back so much. I want to run on the beach, but I stumble running to the bathroom. I want to hold a tennis racquet, but most days can’t hold a TV remote properly. Want to...Continue reading      65 Comments » Read more

Life of a Professional Patient, Blog #5; Little Victories

Lately I wish each day were 3 days long. After a morning of correspondence, blog replies, Algebra, English, and Greek lessons, I went in for my latest back injections. The kids were frustrated because I wouldn’t eat lunch. My stomach was too nervous to eat. Last week, I wrote about the spine procedure I was having done...Continue reading      32 Comments » Read more

My First Actemra Treatment

Actemra is my fourth Biologic treatment My first Actemra treatment was two weeks ago. I never dreamed I’d be going for my fourth different kind of Biologic treatment. When my first rheum doc said I’d feel much better soon with Humira, I believed it. When the Rheumatoid Arthritis continued to progress, the doc seemed as disappointed...Continue reading      50 Comments » Read more

20 Essential Facts About My Own Rheumatoid Arthritis No Doctor Ever Asked Me

Essential Rheumatoid Arthritis facts only you could know Last month, we talked about 10 Essential Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis No Doctor Ever Told Me. We were talking about some essential RA facts of life that many RA patients have to figure out on our own. Let’s look at another angle: What about some truly essential facts...Continue reading      31 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Not Alleviated by Disease Treatment

Rheumatoid Arthritis patients still have symptoms of pain & disability In a press release posted this week from Rome, the European League against Rheumatism (EULAR) says women with Rheumatoid Arthritis experience Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms despite treatment. (Link to view non-pdf version of EULAR press release.) The survey of 2,000 Rheumatoid Arthritis patients found a majority experienced...Continue reading      70 Comments » Read more

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