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RA myths and misconceptions

RA myths and misconceptions

There’s a lot of confusion about RA out there – you’ve likely heard plenty of misinformation yourself. We’ve compiled a list of the top myths about RA. What are your most frustrating “RA Myths”?

RA myths and misconceptions

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  • Freethinker28
    4 years ago

    I don’t know if I agree with your statement that the benefits of taking drugs outweigh the serious side effects and danger of drugs used in RA treatment. I understand that sometimes and in some cases this is true, and that these drugs are used to arrest the progression of the disease and avoid further joint damage, but I have read and heard many, many stories (first hand and online) that attest to the fact that drugs used to control RA can and do have serious side effects while becoming ineffective after long time use (Not in all cases and not for everyone) I am NOT suggesting or recommending not to use prescription drugs as this is a very personal decision, but I do recommend to educate ourselves on ALL available options, including natural ones. In my case, I was diagnosed with RA a couple of years ago and I have not consumed any drugs to treat it. I have been very successful controlling flares up, pain and stiffness by following an all-natural protocol that involves turmeric and ginger plus Vitamin D & C, L-Glutamine, Omega 3 fish oil, Bromelain, Olive leaf extract and others. I have also changed my diet and added a sensible but steady exercise routine. There are tons of information about these protocols online that every RA sufferer should be aware of before starting any treatment. I am not a doctor but I know my body and I know better than anyone what I’m feeling and what is working (or not)for me. I wish you all the best!

  • Jenn Lebowitz
    4 years ago

    Hi Freethinker28-

    Thank you so much for your feedback and for sharing your experience with the community. We are so glad to hear you’e found relief, and we always recommend that people speak with their doctors about treatments that slow the progression of RA.

    Thank you again for sharing! We appreciate you.

    Best,

    Jenn (Community Manager, RheumatoidArthritis.net)

  • Cassandra Bird
    4 years ago

    My grandmother had both RA and hashimotos hypothyroidism, both of which I have been recently diagnosed with. But I also smoked for 26 years, gave up six months ago when I developed methotrexate poisoning of the lungs, sadly I gave up the dreaded cigarettes too late but still I’m glad I have. RA is akin to torture, I pray for relief every day x

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