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By cuddlebunny - November 14, 2017
Hi, I’m Jennelle and I am 18. I have had RA all my life and only has it been this bad for me. I was in medical remission for 9 years with... READ MORE

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By Willowbell - November 7, 2017
It all started waking up one day with insect bites on my body I surmised it may have been a spider. For days I felt so sick the bite marks burnt and... READ MORE

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By jen2017 - November 7, 2017
Hello! My PCP referred me to a rheumatologist due to joint pain, swelling, fatigue and blood work showed muscle inflammation that didn’t improve with steroids. When I went to my first appointment... READ MORE

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By RAnt - November 6, 2017
Hi 😊 My name is Fleur, I’m 45 and was diagnosed with RA in late 2014. I have it in both wrists, the pain very quickly progressed to the point where I... READ MORE

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By lesleyk - November 2, 2017
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid in my late 20’s…..28 to be precise. At the time of my diagnosis I was going thru a divorce & had 2 children under the age of... READ MORE

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By lwoods2468 - October 27, 2017
I have ear arthritis: Never heard of it till I got it. Very painful. In the ear, jaw, and the neck. It just flares up whenever it wants to. Very bad pain.... READ MORE

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By RAWarrior - October 27, 2017
I often read about RA and other autoimmune diseases referred to as “invisible diseases,” which they are for many. Many articles relate the difficulties such invisibility creates for those inflicted in terms of lack of... READ MORE

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By Amanda65 - October 13, 2017
I’m a 52 year old female with 3 grown children and 7 beautiful grand children. I have very bad arthritis in my hands and some in my toes. The pain is in... READ MORE

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By ddeb - October 11, 2017
2009 I was diagnosis with Parkinson Disease. In 2011 I was diagnosed with RA, 2012 my husband died after a short illness. In 2013 sold my 5 bedroom house in the country... READ MORE

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By kitten1962 - October 11, 2017
Hello all. My name is Debbie Robinson & I am new to the group. I felt that joining would be valuable, since we can all gain new understanding of this terrible illness... READ MORE

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By ccrowder123 - October 3, 2017
I was recently diagnosed with RA in March and I when I searched for the symptoms I was experiencing I always disregarded the Rheumatory diagnosis even though everything kept pointing directly at... READ MORE

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By CindyR - September 27, 2017
I was diagnosed 16 years ago with RA and more recently with fine tissue non-diabetic neuropathy. I had just gotten over a virus backed immediately by the flu and one day I... READ MORE

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By littlebit - September 18, 2017
I’ve have been diagnosed with RA for 4 years now. My knees have always been hurting and wrapped since I was in 2nd grade. Last month I’ve had a bad flare up... READ MORE

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By LeeSylvester - September 18, 2017
I wanted to post this here, because I think it may help someone with RA who hasn’t yet lost all hope to the disease. I very rarely read stories about RA, myself,... READ MORE

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By TINALH17 - September 18, 2017
July 28, 2017… Day 1 (that I can pinpoint) My left hand started hurting. Two days later, three fingers on my right hand were sore, swollen, and stiff. A week later my... READ MORE

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By Valerie9968 - August 28, 2017
This is Valerie, 53 year old with JRA, diagnosed at age 2. I have an update. At the end of April I fell and broke my left femur. Three months later it... READ MORE

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By Eebtool - August 21, 2017
Lately while reading postings on the RheumatoidArthritis.net web site and their Facebook pages I had a thought of concern. I read some stories of how many people, because of the effects of... READ MORE