Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Has anyone had a great deal of sinus trouble since having RA?

I have had a great deal of sinus infection and drainage.

posted about 15 hours ago by A myRAteam User
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Yes really dry stuffed all the time I use a nasal spray when it gets real bad this only started up when the RA started flaring

posted about 9 hours ago

how do you cope with the mental effects of RA?

ex. Not thinking straight, function effectively in marriage and parenting, not being reclusive, coping with not dealing with stress as well, giving up things, etc?

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User
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I have had to determine what are the most important things in my life. When I'm feeling up to doing some things that's what I do. I try not to worried… read more

posted about 16 hours ago

how do you cope with the mental effects of RA?

ex. Not thinking straight, function effectively in marriage and parenting, not being reclusive, coping with not dealing with stress as well, giving up things, etc?

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User

It has been difficult at times. I am a RN and there have been a couple times when I felt like I was not up to task as I should be, foggy brain, not… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

Complementary therapies

Does anyone trying to avoid medical drugs and use massage, stretching, yoga, strict diet, natural remedies etc to manage the symptoms of RA?

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User
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I can’t avoid the medical drugs, they retard the progression of the RA and damage to joints. I add the stretching am looking to add yoga, and am working… read more

posted 1 day ago

Are you satisfied with the treatments you receive for RA?

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User
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Sometimes i think my doctor made a mistake, i have been told that i have RA i think. 2013. I have never had a flair i have 2 crooked fingers and swollen… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

does anyone else get very dry eyes and extreme dryness in nose with RA?

tags: eye dryness

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User
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Thanks for the replies everyone. I love this forum. Good information but also good to know that I'm not alone in this. Not that I'd wish this on other… read more

posted about 18 hours ago

Do any of you have a specific mattress you like? And did you research it?

About 6 years ago i was having such a hard time sleeping. Our 5 year old innerspring mattress actually made my skin hurt. Of course bones and muscles hurt too. I researched for months and we must have layed on 200 mattresses in the stores. I ended up buying a latex gel mattress. It cost about $2400. We bought a king. It layed great to me but my husband has never liked it. He says he's not had a good nights sleep since we bought it. I slept… read more

tags: Question team?

posted 1 day ago by A myRAteam User
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I have two bad hips with tears and had surgery on my right one. I also have OA and cervical and spinal stenosis plus a fracture in my spine,… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

About my disease.

Does any else have SLE Sjogrens and RA in the group just wanted to know. Thank you

posted 2 days ago by A myRAteam User
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Good luck Breezy nice to meet you

posted 1 day ago

Elbow Crutches Instead of Cane

I'm considering getting Ergobaum crutches instead of using a cane when I'm struggling. I find a cane only helps ease stress when I only have pain in one leg or foot. I won't use a walker.

Have any of you used Ergobaum or other elbow crutches? What about walking sticks? I usually have wrist pain and swelling, but I know any walking aids can aggravate that pain.

I appreciate your thoughts.

posted 2 days ago by A myRAteam User
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I love my Walker with out it I could not go any whee

posted 1 day ago
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