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I was diagnosed with RA in my late 40’s, since I did not go right away to a Dr., when the pain started, I just ignored the system and continued on with my life, until one day the pain hit me like a ton of bricks. When I finally went to the Dr. I was diagnosed with moderate to serve RA, I tried everything in the book to alleviate the pain, eating foods to help with the inflammation it just seemed hopeless. RA took me from a wonderful career, took me from all the things I use to enjoy, I know I am not alone on this, it is not easy trying to manage this disease. It just seems to me the more you try to conquer this disease,the more it fights back with you.

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  • Lauren Tucker moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi yahara2254

    Thanks so much for sharing your story with us. We are happy to have you as part of our community.

    We hear you when it comes to RA taking you away from all the things you enjoy, however you are not alone here and we are here for any support, information or questions.
    While the community may offer some addtional support,
    I thought this article from one of our contributors would be helpful.

    Thanks again for being part of our community.

    Best Wishes,
    Lauren (Community Manager

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