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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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Brain Fog and RA

Brain Fog and RA

Brain Fog and RA “I feel like I am losing my mind. Words don’t come out. I forget what I’m doing. It’s awful!”A member on myRAteam Forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating and struggling to find the right word are common experiences for people with...
Posted 05/31/2019
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Putting Yourself First

Putting Yourself First

Have you ever put someone’s else’s needs ahead of your own? We all do it - we’re human, after all. There is a name for this generous tendency. Economists refer to this situation, when one person's well-being cannot be improved without making...
Posted 05/16/2019
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Cortisone Shots and RA

Cortisone Shots and RA

Cortisone Shots and RACortisone shots are a type of corticosteroid (or simply steroid) therapy used to treat RA pain. Because of potential complications such as the weakening of bone and tendons, they are generally only given a few times per year....
Posted 05/09/2019
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Stomach Bloating and RA

Stomach Bloating and RA

Stomach Bloating and RA“I’ve been dealing with a constant bloated feeling, stomach pains that come and go (especially when I eat), and I also flip flop between having constipation or diarrhea.” - A member on myRAteam Stomach bloating and other...
Posted 05/09/2019
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Are You Afraid to Say No?

Are You Afraid to Say No?

Yes. No. I mean – maybe? Well, okay. Have you ever wanted to be able to say "no" without feeling guilty? Without feeling you're letting someone down? Many of us struggle with disappointing anyone with a 'no.' At the same time, those two letters,...
Posted 05/01/2019
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Sweating and RA

Sweating and RA

Members on MyRATeam often experience hot flashes, night sweats, and excessive sweating. “I'm a sweaty, gross, dripping mess! And red as a beet. It's so embarrassing!”A member on MyRATeam “I get terrible hot flashes many times a day, especially...
Posted 04/12/2019
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Brisk Walks May Help, Not Harm, Arthritic Knees

Brisk Walks May Help, Not Harm, Arthritic Knees

By Amy Norton, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you suffer from knee arthritis and worry that walking will only worsen your damaged joint, a new study suggests you put your fears aside, slip on some sneakers, and...
Posted 03/18/2019
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Menopause May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Menopause May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause may speed physical decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests.While rheumatoid arthritis rates in women are three times higher than...
Posted 02/14/2019
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Menstrual Cycle and RA Flares

Menstrual Cycle and RA Flares

Women with RA often experience flares during their menstrual cycle. Living with RA can mean a constant struggle against pain, especially at different points in the cycle. In addition, different treatments and procedures can affect their menstrual...
Posted 02/01/2019
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