Rheumatoid Arthritis

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How do you know when you are about to flare? What signs and symptoms do you have right before a flare?

How do you know when you are about to flare? What signs and symptoms do you have right before a flare?

Warning signs of a flare??

posted about 15 hours ago
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A myRAteam Member said:

I sleep a lot and start have headaches. I get this strange anxiety and feeling like “oh no here it comes”! I asked my doctor how long do flares last and… read more

posted about 3 hours ago
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Disability

Disability

Are you on disability and how long did it take you? How do you go about taking it? And does it matter how severe you are in order for you to get it?

posted about 20 hours ago
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A myRAteam Member said:

I’m almost 3 years out and my attorney says it’s based on your ability to work. Your medical records help show this. She also said that over 50 it’s… read more

posted about 3 hours ago
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Xeljanz

Xeljanz

Has anyone else experienced extreme exhaustion from Xeljanz?
It is knocking me out!
Thanks,
Tia

posted 1 day ago
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A myRAteam Member said:

I used Xeljanz for about 11/2 years. I had no side effects. It just stopped working. Hope things get better. Soft hugs

posted about 15 hours ago
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Why me

Why me

I sit and wonder why me? Ive been dealing with this pain for almost 5 years. Im 28 years old. Anybody else? Like could i have done something different? Did i hurt myself and it progressed from there?

posted 1 day ago
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A myRAteam Member said:

RA runs ine the family. There are about 5 to 6 immune related diseases with RA. Your sons and daughters should be checked for RA. So the progession of… read more

posted about 14 hours ago
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Exercise

Exercise

I do hydrotherapy 2 days a week at 1 hour sessions and I am a volunteer redcross Caretaker for 3 days a week it is very hard lots of lifting and cleaning for 15 hrs a day and I can hardly walk we I finish and I am in extreme pain but I have learned to cope do I need to do more exercise.

posted 3 days ago
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A myRAteam Member said:

I'm sorry that you are suffering. Your family doctor needs to refer you to a Rheumatologist so you can find out and start getting the right treatment… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Infrared Saunas

Infrared Saunas

Living here in the Great White North, a.k.a. Canada, our winters tend to drag out too long for my liking. During recent vacations to Mexico I have found that my symptoms tend to go away and I am relatively pain free. Walking on the beach with my wife is once again possible. I attribute this to the high pressure cells and the sunshine. Not sure if it is accurate but certainly a good placebo if nothing else!
So the question that comes to mind is how can I bring that heat indoors? Heating pads work… read more

posted 4 days ago
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A myRAteam Member said:

I moved to Florida from Wisconsin and feel the weather has made a huge difference!

posted about 4 hours ago
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Neutrophils Absolute blood result to diagnose RA?

Neutrophils Absolute blood result to diagnose RA?

My bloodwork displayed that my Neutrophils Absolute was 8,702. 902 above the normal range. After further research I saw this is an indication of RA. Anyone else get diagnosed using Neutrophils Absolute results?

posted 4 days ago
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A myRAteam Member said:

I have double negative RA and it doesn't show up in the conventional blood tests for it.

posted 2 days ago
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Does anyone experience heightened pain when they stop going about their day?

Does anyone experience heightened pain when they stop going about their day?

I find that I can often experience normal aches and pains while going about my day, however as soon as I stop and sit down or lay down every single one of my joints seem to throb. They're like intense shooting aches that seem to take it in turn moving around all of my joints then subside into a dull ache before starting to throb again. It's not like the usual inflammation stiffness or ache but its a deep sharp throb ?
Again sorry for… read more

posted 5 days ago
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A myRAteam Member said:

I simply went to Paleo and found tremendous relief. I realized my triggers as I started to add back to my diet. Corn, carbonated beverages and sugar… read more

posted 1 day ago
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Noisy Ankles?

Noisy Ankles?

Anyone else wake up with their ankles sounding like rice crispies bowl in the morning? They dont hurt but for first half hours or so my ankles now make quite the sound in the morning?

posted 5 days ago
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A myRAteam Member said:

It's my knees, every morning! I sound like Cinderella's step sister in the Disney version. Lol

posted 4 days ago
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