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Does Anyone Else Feel Like A Whimp When They Have To Admit That They Are Just Not Having A Good RA Day?

Does Anyone Else Feel Like A Whimp When They Have To Admit That They Are Just Not Having A Good RA Day?

I just feel as if family/friends/significant others don't understand when you say you aren't feeling good. I don't want to even admit out loud that I am in pain because I feel like they think I'm trying to get out of something or making excuses. Does anyone else ever feel this way?

A myRAteam Member said:

I hesitate to express my pain too. I think others have a hard time understanding or relating to what I am feeling so their response isn’t always comforting.

posted 2 months ago

What Advice Do You Have For Others About Managing Fatigue?

What Advice Do You Have For Others About Managing Fatigue?

A myRAteam Member said:

Good Morning Linda
Praying you had a wonderful weekend. You know I can’t image my life without having my Lord and Savior. Sometimes I falter. I know God has this in his hands
Many Blessings!
Love… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

Anxiety And Insomnia

Anxiety And Insomnia

I have had insomnia for a few months and recently had shortness of breath with little exertion. I had a bad episode of aniexty last week and am now being treated for that along with my RA. Has anyone else suffered from these?

A myRAteam Member said:

Dear friends. I went through this for a long time. It started when my parents died six weeks apart and I was the executor and had to deal with my mentally ill siblings. Major stress. And that was… read more

posted over 1 year ago

How Do You Describe A Flare To Someone Who Doesn't Have RA?

How Do You Describe A Flare To Someone Who Doesn't Have RA?

My flares aren't always exactly the same but yesterday I flared badly. I can describe it to my daughter, sorry guys most women will get this, as the overwhelming body aches and exhaustion on PMS. My entire body feels swollen and it throbs and joints ache like a fever. For my hubby and son I can only describe it as throbbing and aching in my entire body. and exhausted like I've run a marathon and haven't slept for days. And even with all that, it doesn't really describe the feeling. So I'm… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Well, I'm pretty dopey, I suppose. I had absolutely no idea what a flare is until last year, and I was diagnosed in 2015! I just thought I was wimpy, whiny, couldn't understand why I had lost almost… read more

posted 4 months ago

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

I read an article on methotrexate that talks about taking it daily along with folic acid. My dr has me on 6 pills once a week, daily folic acid pill. Is anyone on methotrexate taking it daily as opposedto1 x week ?

A myRAteam Member said:

Hi Pat, I guess it could be worse, we could 😁have a trolly full.OMG! No, I couldn't go there! jxx

posted 21 days ago

Is There Any Medication To Help With Fatigue?

Is There Any Medication To Help With Fatigue?

I need help with this constant fatigue. I can't get enough sleep no matter how many hours I rest. I sleep at work and have fallen asleep driving several times. Is there anything that would help? I exercise and drink water and all that jazz.

A myRAteam Member said:

I agree. Sleep is a medicine that heals your body. Take valerian or melatonin or CBD.

posted over 1 year ago

Does Anyone Find Methotrexate To Work Really Well?

Does Anyone Find Methotrexate To Work Really Well?

I keep hearing people talk about how intolerable @methotrexate is. I am curious to hear from people who find it to be helping. I started it 3 weeks ago and I can't believe how amazing I feel. Its like someone oiled my joints and told my muscles to behave! I wonder if it's something specific to my condition. I'm sero negative poly inflammatory arthritis. Essentially that just means I have Ankylosing spondylitis symptoms and RA. Virtually every joint is involved with any number and combination… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Didn't work for me as was so poorly from it, both orally and by self injection.

posted about 1 year ago

Outside Shoulder Pain And Trying To Sleep When You Sleep On Your Side.

Outside Shoulder Pain And Trying To Sleep When You Sleep On Your Side.

Hi Family
I have added a new pain area and it's driving me nuts. For the last week the outside of the bone on the top of my shoulders are painful. I don't sleep well anyway and this is not helping. I sleep on my side and I can't sleep on my back or stomach. Once I lay down the pressure on the bone in my arms starts pounding. I got about 2 hours of sleep last night and that was only in the recliner, but when I tried to move, my arm I way laying was stuck and hurt like you know what. I am trying… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member Are you back? I have been wondering about you a lot.

posted 2 months ago

Fatigue/exhaustion

Fatigue/exhaustion

I would love to hear your tips and tricks to combat the terrible daily exhaustion. I’m still tired after a nap. I tried an energy drink and it triggered pain 🥲

A myRAteam Member said:

Sleep deprivation compounds the issues that flow out l of a decline in healing time. Our body's heal only when we're in the REM level. You need to dream to know REM has been reached. Glutathione… read more

posted 6 days ago
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