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Is living with RA and not having Sjogren's and Fibromyalgia better?

  1. Hi Elize, Thank you for reaching out with your question. RA effects everyone differently so it's impossible to say that one person is better off than another. There are various stages of RA as well. Please do let us know if you have specific questions regarding RA, Sjogren's or Fibromyalgia, we're here to help. In addition to speaking with your doctor, these articles may be helpful to you:
    RA Stages and Progression: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/what-is-ra/stages-and-progression/
    Living with RA: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living-with-ra/
    Let us know your questions. Best, Kelly, Rheumatoidarthritis.net Team Member

    1. Hi Elize, On top of the great information from Kelly, I wanted to mention that, unfortunately, autoimmune conditions like RA are prone to comorbid conditions - sjogren's and fibromyaglia among them. This article from our editorial team looks at comorbid conditions, with links to more specifics: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/medical-conditions-occurring-along-with-ra/. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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