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RA: What People Don't See (Infographic)

Updated on October 02, 2016

Below the surface, living with RA can mean days spent in pain, missed appointments, and alternate days when we seem "fine." There's so much more to rheumatoid arthritis than meets the eye. We know that RA comes with hundreds of possible combinations of symptoms, many of which appear invisible to outsiders. Most people don't see the many symptoms we experience.


On myRAteam.com, the social network and online support group for people living with RA, members discuss the chronic nature of the disease and its hidden symptoms. myRAteam has grown to reach 60,000 members and members have shared over 1 million conversations about life with RA! Throughout the year we will share themes we see come up time and time again on myRAteam. We chose the image of an iceberg to represent RA symptoms because the life-impacting implications of an RA diagnosis aren't obvious on the surface. Please share to spread RA awareness!




This list is by no means exhaustive. What symptoms would you add?

A myRAteam Member said:

I got mine as an infant. I was barely walking and then it hit. I didn't walk for almost two years. In school, I had to fake it, cause as you know....as… read more

posted 15 days ago

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