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Kathleen posted an update 11 hours, 55 minutes ago

We’re still having a heatwave. Temperatures of 30 centigrade and so so humid. This is England for goodness sake, not Florida. Humidity is crippling me as I can’t breathe. Never thought I’d long fo rain. My pain won’t ease until it does. Aaaargh!

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Barbara45 commented on the post, The Storms in my Joints 1 day, 2 hours ago

Wren, Your theory makes sense to me. I also notice changes in what I call my hurt level as the barometric pressure rises. At those times, even during a heat wave like we are experiencing now, I just want to crawl under the covers and get warm. The air conditioning vents in the car also bother my hands and arms.

I love all of your articles, and…

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Kelly Mack commented on the post, Acupuncture Again 1 day, 10 hours ago

Rick, you may a really good point that acupuncture and other integrative/alternative treatment options can be expensive. Some health insurance plans will provide some coverage for these treatments. Another option is to use a flexible spending plan to help defray costs. This is a serious barrier to many treatments that can be helpful, so is a…

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Kelly Mack commented on the post, Acupuncture Again 1 day, 10 hours ago

Many good points here, MS! Various integrative medicine options can be helpful. I also find massage very helpful and go once a month (wish that I could afford more often!). I think it’s good to try different things and see what works. Sometimes we have to give therapies/treatments time to see if the benefits come. Thanks for sharing. Best, Kelly…

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Kelly Mack commented on the post, Acupuncture Again 1 day, 10 hours ago

Interesting article, Angela! I have found acupuncture helpful in the past. Think it is different for everyone, but for me the benefits increased with time and being able to go regularly. It helped with pain and swelling, particularly for me. Hope it helps! Best, Kelly (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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Kelly Mack commented on the post, Music Lessons 1 day, 10 hours ago

Thanks so much MS. I couldn’t agree more that music brings us joy–even when we may not be feeling well due to the RA. I also am grateful that piano lessons taught me how to read music. 🙂 It’s something that I can enjoy and appreciate throughout my live. Music has been a great gift. Best, Kelly (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)