Rheumatoid Arthritis

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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:

Good morning guys. I have the same symptoms! Another joy of having RA. My doc put me on ARIPIPRAZOLE 5mmg taken in the morning. After 3 days I began to… read more

posted about 6 hours ago

Does anyone get pain/weak feeling in arms and legs with RA?

Does anyone get pain/weak feeling in arms and legs with RA?

I have newly diagnosed RA. Feet, hands, ankles, wrists hips hurt..I often get whole body pain specifically noticing arms get really weak and feel constant dull pain.
Is this part of the RA? My rhemy thinks it's fibromyalgia on top of RA. She says RA only affects joints. But could it be referred pain from surrounding joints? How to treat it?

A myRAteam Member said:

You’re only 39...crucial you follow the advice of ur rheumatologist, especially for your RA. Want to get on the likely first step DMARD that just about… read more

edited, originally posted about 11 hours ago

Anyone have any suggestions how to deal with a 14 hour flight?

Anyone have any suggestions how to deal with a 14 hour flight?

Planning a trip in January but my RA has been in a flare for months and I am concerned about booking this very long 14 hour flight. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get through it. I can’t afford first class sleepers to stretch out unfortunately and I am concerned by the time I get there I won’t be able to walk off the plane.

A myRAteam Member said:

Wal-Mart .... I seen it there it use to be only for people that was part of the medical field. I retired from massaging due to RA in hands and feet.

posted about 2 months ago

Newly diagnosed- numbness and pain in shoulder. Is this expected?

Newly diagnosed- numbness and pain in shoulder. Is this expected?

I was just diagnosed in July of this year. My flares and pain went from once in a while to now constant pain of some kind every day. For the last week I’ve had severe shoulder pain where I can’t lift my arm without extreme discomfort. Also when laying down at night to try and sleep my arm gets numb. Anyone ever experience this?

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes I have experienced this too, ugh!

posted 2 days ago
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