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Dr. Ariel Teitel
"Mostly drink water these days. no sodas at all. I really want to take off some weight, and think I am more motivated now, and I can also see it happening. I slipped a bit today, I had a mini blizzard, but...I don't do that very much...It is a battle." -A member of myRAteam
Managing RA isn't easy. On top of that, it can sometimes cause weight gain. Losing the extra weight may be challenging because of body changes, fatigue, and medication side effects.
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. Weight gain is one of the top topics most discussed.
Here are some question-and-answer threads about weight gain:
Here are some conversations about weight gain:
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