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By larrysawyerk9 - February 5, 2018
It is Sunday morning in Phoenix, the sun is shining, the temperature is 70 + degrees. I feel like I have been on a two-week bender, have played football with my grandchildren,... READ MORE

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By 1189wup - February 5, 2018
I have had RA since 2005 but didn’t know it. My husband was in a near fatal accident in 2006 and I had my first major flare. I ignored it. In 2012... READ MORE

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By Dave - January 26, 2018
I havent posted here in a while, things have been fairly quiet with my RA. That is not to say that I have been in remission, just that things have been fairly... READ MORE

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By tckrd - January 26, 2018
Following a sudden onset, disabling rib and back caused by a bacterial infection I started having severe wrist pain in my right wrist. Followed by the left wrist then both ankles. This... READ MORE

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By GrammieSue - January 25, 2018
Hello all, my story is simple: get up in the morning, try to get to the gym for workout, get coffee, get to school, set up equipment for lessons, teach 4 45... READ MORE

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By celia123 - January 25, 2018
My Diagnosis Story Around 2008, I think everything you can imagine showed up for me in my health. I thought I was fairly healthy. I began to notice a lot of pain,... READ MORE

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By FlmgKat60 - January 24, 2018
I used to make fun of gadgets. You know, the ‘every kitchen, bathroom, bedroom needs this, makes a great gift, the current trend of wedding gifts, two for one price’…you get the... READ MORE

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By BeckyKay - January 11, 2018
Hi! My diagnosis with RA took 2 weeks thanks to an alert Primary Care Physician and a caring Rheumatologist. My PCP knows I don’t complain so when I showed up in his... READ MORE

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By Annie49 - January 10, 2018
Hi I started to get symmetrical joint pain at the end of last summer! My hands would ache so much that I’d have quite happily have chopped them off. My knees were... READ MORE

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By Frazzled - January 10, 2018
First, the middle of my story. I was diagnosed with RA in July 2017. It had taken over 18 months of various tests, even with a different Rheumatologist than the one who... READ MORE

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By Duff - January 8, 2018
January 3rd, 2018 Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disease, but its symptoms can be managed. RA disease is a chronic, inflammatory disease that occurs when your immune system mistakenly starts attacking healthy... READ MORE

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By Gail - January 3, 2018
Hi everyone. I am new to this site, but not too new to RA. I was diagnosed with RA after the birth of my second child. I was 28. I am now... READ MORE

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By Libby - December 27, 2017
Hi, I’m 69 years old and found out I had RA 5 years ago. The Drs and I believe the meds I took for Spinial stenosis had been masking the symptoms for... READ MORE

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By SFSwami - December 27, 2017
I’m Ann, and I was diagnosed one year ago with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Then with Sjogren’s Syndrome. Then with RA. I underwent a lung biopsy, completed 12 weeks of pulmonary rehab, and... READ MORE

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By janinestilt - December 18, 2017
For years I have suffered with pain and discomfort. Many years ago, I contracted an illness which was diagnosed as “Sweet’s Syndrome”. It took over a month to reach a diagnosis after... READ MORE