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By Tiptoetammy17 - April 19, 2017
Hello I have no cartilage in my knees and that’s due to me not taking my meds on time like I should have when I was a child. The damage in my... READ MORE

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By pmtz - April 17, 2017
Today I had a “Crybaby” moment, I got in my car, and noted the steering wheel cover was off! As my son borrowed the car, no fault of his, however I tried... READ MORE

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By Tiptoetammy17 - April 17, 2017
Hello my name is Tammy and I’ve published some stories before. I have had to learn that sometimes you need to be able to talk to your doctor and talk about other... READ MORE

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By teejay - April 10, 2017
How can you find happiness in a life where pain surrounds you? Like many of you I am on two hand fulls of medications just to get me through the day and... READ MORE

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By bagglady - April 10, 2017
I am a nurse and breast cancer survivor. I started having pain shortly after having breast cancer in 1998. I was not officially diagnosed until 2016 with RA and Sjögren’s syndrome. I... READ MORE

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By jeannettevance1 - April 4, 2017
Hi, I am new to this forum and have recently been diagnosed with RA. I’ve have spent the last three months in the most excruciating pain. I went from a normal person... READ MORE

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By nrodriguez214 - March 31, 2017
I was recently diagnosed with RA. (About 6 weeks ago to be exact) At first I was a little shocked, I had always heard about RA but never really knew much about... READ MORE

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By Eebtool - March 29, 2017
While sitting comfortably in a booth with my wife at our favorite local Mexican restaurant for a Saturday evening dinner out, enjoying some corn chips dipped is a somewhat spicy salsa, it... READ MORE

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By AlexLoui - March 27, 2017
Since suffering and being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), I tend to sit in the disabled seating area on trains and buses but why? I wake up... READ MORE

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By celia123 - March 27, 2017
I share my story because of the simple fact of how debilitating RA is. I was awaken by very stiff, locked shoulders. I couldn’t move my arm any way. I tried everything... READ MORE

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By Tika - March 24, 2017
I was a reasonably successful musician, my band played with Faith No More and did well in national band battles and had a bit of a cult following way back in 1993.... READ MORE

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By 171f5q8 - March 23, 2017
One year ago, I began experiencing severe fatigue. Not unusual due to RA diagnosis several years ago. Then I started experiencing stomach pains right under my ribs, all the way across. Low... READ MORE

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By jeannetted50 - March 23, 2017
Hello, I’m new here in the community. I was diagnosed with arthritis in 2014. I’m still not used to this disease, but I’m dealing with it best I can. I am on... READ MORE

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By Jennifer Mason - March 21, 2017
I’ve been on ENBREL injections for the past two months and I’ve notice some changes in my fingers. My ring finger on the left hand has a big knot on it and... READ MORE

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By Rosey475 - March 17, 2017
Recently diagnosed with RA. Hands, feet and now I fear hip. I am on prednisone, folic acid and methotrexate. Just had a visit and discussed meds are maintaining but not eliminating inflammation... READ MORE

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By tincanman - March 17, 2017
20 years at sea US Navy, 7 years hanging sheetrock, three violent motor vehicle crashes, not to mention all the drunk and stupid things I did. Well, in 1999 things really started... READ MORE

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By DesertStormTrooper - March 13, 2017
I’ve recently realized, that there’s been a death in the family. Don’t worry, although it is somewhat tragic, it wasn’t gory, or even sudden, like when you woke to a morning phone... READ MORE

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