Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Share your odd, strange, unexplainable, not sure if its related or not symptoms

Share your odd, strange, unexplainable, not sure if its related or not symptoms

Do you have symptoms that arent part of what is common or typical? If you have paid attention to the weird symptoms i want to hear them. Even if you arent sure its related. Like stuffy nose, hearing loss, weepy, no appetite, dry skin. Anything that shows a pattern or consistency during flares

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A myRAteam Member said:

Like everyone here I have excessively dry skin. I've tried oodles of different lotion but the only thing that even comes close to helping is coconut oil… read more

posted about 9 hours ago
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Does anyone else experience brain fog and irritability?

Does anyone else experience brain fog and irritability?

Sometimes I feel like I can't think clearly or concentrate and I get very angry over every little thing. I usually end up getting so frustrated I have a meltdown. Sometimes I think I'm going crazy. Hopefully it's not just me!

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A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, I get it. I remember cuddling my only grandson and realised I couldn’t remember his name. I was mortified, thought I was going mad.

Also, at work,… read more

posted about 10 hours ago
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First appointment with rheumatologist

First appointment with rheumatologist

What questions do I need to ask? I am very nervous about this appointment.

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A myRAteam Member said:

Hope your appointment went well

posted about 8 hours ago
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Posture Came

Posture Came

I just got a posture cane and I'm not sure how I feel about it. Do any of you have one? Do you like it? In what circumstances do you use it over a standard cane? I don't use a cane all the time, just when I'm having a rough time.

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A myRAteam Member said:

May I ask what a posture cane is?

posted about 21 hours ago
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How long after diagnosis did you retire?

How long after diagnosis did you retire?

I'm wondering how many years after diagnosis people were unable to continue working...in general of course. I know this is a progressive disease and just in the short few months since my diagnosis my body has gone down hill dramatically.

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A myRAteam Member said:

I am still working eight years on. It has been a bit up and down though. My job involves lots of standing and lifting and it can be a struggle at times,… read more

posted about 9 hours ago
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Does anyone else have problems with dropping things or picking up fork or en and hand flinging things?

Does anyone else have problems with dropping things or picking up fork or en and hand flinging things?

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A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, unfortunately I drop things quite often. Between my hands being in a flare right now and both wrists being fused, it has been especially bad. It's… read more

posted about 21 hours ago
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Hi does anyone have dental problems with their RA?

Hi does anyone have dental problems with their RA?

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A myRAteam Member said:

I just got samples of 3 products yesterday at my dentist appointment. i used this rinse before bed and it helped considerably. I also tried the gel… read more

posted about 21 hours ago
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Does RA make you loose your mind?

Does RA make you loose your mind?

I'm not talking brain fog that clears. In the past I have been able to learn new things easily, block out noises, etc around me if I needed to read something & understand. But now I find this a lot harder. Some days worse than others. I have ADHD, that doesn't help this when it comes to things that I'm not particularly interested in. However, I've always been able to hyperfocus on things when they interest me, that is until about 5-6 years ago and I find it getting worse. It… read more

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A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member, I think that happens to everyone as they get older, and RA or other issues certainly complicate it. There's so much that is going on… read more

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