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By DFM481 - May 26, 2017
Two and a half years ago after a routine surgery and feeling great I woke up one day and hurt. As time went on it became painful and could not sleep due... READ MORE

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By TerriSexton - May 23, 2017
I was recently diagnosed with RA nearly a year ago. I had been tested multiple times prior and always tested negative. I started dating a man that had severe RA with fevers... READ MORE

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By Kimmy64 - May 19, 2017
I was diagnosed almost 3 years ago with RA/RD, started with the morning stiffness then the bottoms of my feet felt like someone had beat them with a bat. As time went... READ MORE

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By RosalieB - May 19, 2017
I was diagnosed in 1986 at the age of 37. I knew absolutely nothing about this disease and didn’t know anyone with RA. I began my journey into the world of RA... READ MORE

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By Jennifer Mason - May 19, 2017
Last year it was so easy to get up from a sitting to a standing position. Now it has been almost a year and it is becoming increasingly difficult to stand without... READ MORE

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By teejay - May 15, 2017
Since my diagnosis a year ago, I applied for a disability parking pass as my knees are affected by RD and I have difficulties walking. The purpose of the disability pass is... READ MORE

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By marjann - May 15, 2017
I woke up one morning and it seemed like every joint in my body ached-it was even difficult to walk. Also had night sweats but no fever. This lasted a week but... READ MORE

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By Madu86 - May 12, 2017
Does anyone here suffer from Polyarthritis? I had blood work done and x-rays were ordered for my hands and knees to determine if I have RA. My pain differs from one location... READ MORE

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By IMatos - May 9, 2017
Hello my story is pretty much scary. I work in the medical field and suddenly my life went down hill. It started with the FIBROMYALGIA and then with a herniated disc and... READ MORE

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By CeneAM - May 9, 2017
So I am in a rural area where access to a Rheumatologist is limited (he is 1 of 2 and the only one with a 3-star rating). My husband is in the... READ MORE

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By penabbo - May 9, 2017
I have another poem, I hope it will bring you some comfort. Penny Surprise Visitor Pain came to visit again today. I thought it had already moved in, But what I understood... READ MORE

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By Babsnearl - May 8, 2017
I am 74 & have had RA for 20+ years. I vividly recall the sympathy in my doctor’s voice when he gave me the diagnosis. I didn’t understand what the “big deal”... READ MORE

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By penabbo - May 5, 2017
I wrote a poem that I think most of us can relate to. Please read. Hope for Dreary I hear it before my eyes Even open for the day. The rain –... READ MORE

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By carolbaca - May 4, 2017
Feb 3rd, 2017…the day I couldn’t move nor open my mouth. Day after day it’s been something new…finding small lumps in places I didn’t even know I had a joint there. Work... READ MORE

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By Savedbygrace - April 28, 2017
Hello all. I am new to this forum. I have yet to receive a diagnosis for the crazy changes that have been going on with my body for the past 10 years.... READ MORE

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