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I Was First Diagnosed First With Fibromyalgia And Then 2 Years Later With RA, How Do You Cope With Both?

I Was First Diagnosed First With Fibromyalgia And Then 2 Years Later With RA, How Do You Cope With Both?

A myRAteam Member said:

DaughterofGodSarah I do go to the gym and ride the bike to get my knees moving but it is so hard to get moving just to get to the gym.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Go to the pool and lap walk. You will be amazed. Just start out slow. Exercise is the ultimate answer to loosening our joints. Take my word for it. I've had RA 13 years. In all those years, just walking and keeping our body in movements, keeps our body moving, flexible, and lubricated.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

BrittanyH,
That s great. I hope whatever I shared you can try it out. You ll never know how you will feel until you hop on that horse & give her that ride.

Thumbs Up to u
Sarah

posted almost 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I go to ra Dr. Take the treatment and meds they give me. I'm a positive person, so that helps. But I take it easy most days. Try not to overdo things, that ends up hurting me. I talk to people about my ra and fibro, that helps. But most of all I pray to God for the strength to deal with this disease.

posted almost 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

When my symptoms started full force five years ago, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia before I had any markers showing in my blood work. About five years later I started to get joint swelling, redness, some rashness with flares, and other symptoms—most importantly for my Rheumatalogist different blood tests were showing a positive diagnosis for RA. Also, the symptoms I had been experiencing from the start that were said to be fibromyalgia actually began to dissipate (the nerve pain, widespread pain, etc) and the more “common” RA symptoms emerged. I also have some overlap with Lupus and my nephrologist also thinks I may get “full blown lupus” as he calls it years down the line so that was interesting you said that @A myRAteam Member Movement (however small or little) does help keep the body limber, blood flowing, joints Mobile. Water therapy or water aerobics is fantastic! Getting plenty of sleep (naps are our friends!) and water. Pray you feel better soon 💜

posted almost 3 years ago
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