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Menstrual Cycle and RA Flares

Posted on February 01, 2019

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 cycle, including how regularly they have their periods.

On myRAteam, the social network and online support group for those living with rheumatoid arthritis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Having your period and RA Flares is one of the most discussed topics.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about having your period and RA Flares:

Have you noticed an increase in flare activity right before or during your menstrual cycle?

Flare symptoms, or an RA flare, during menstrual cycle or PMS.

To all the ladies, have you had issues with your period?

Here are some conversations about having your period and RA Flares:

• "I started my period, which takes the stiffness from a 3 to 7 in a hot minute."

• "No voice yet again. My joints are flared up with my period so it figures I'm going to be mute this week."

• "When my period comes, now that I can't take pain meds, I can't get out of bed for 4 days."

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myRAteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

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