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RA and other conditions

I have had rheumatoid arthritis for at least 30 years. But it doesn’t stop there. Every few years my immune system gets compromised and I have a new illness. Beside the RA, I have Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Degenerative and Osteoarthritis, Macular Degeneration, Renaulds Syndrome and a few others. But the latest is Myastenia Gravis. All within the immune system. It would be great to converse with someone with similar symptoms. The biggest problem is what to treat when I am not feeling well.

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  • Richard Faust moderator
    3 years ago

    Thanks for writing Maryann65. So sorry to hear about the comorbid autoimmune conditions. As it sounds like you are aware, it is all to common for individuals with one autoimmune condition to develop others (note how inflammation of some sort often seems to be a common denominator).

    Here is an article from our editorial team looking at RA and comorbidities:

    In addition, here is an article you may relate to from one of our contributors on her experiences with comorbidties after many years with RA:

    Know that you are not alone in the struggle with RA and everything that can come with it. You may want to join the conversation over at our Facebook page at There you will find many offering information, other questions (and hopefully answers), as well as plenty of support. Wishing you the best and keep us posted on your progress. Best,

    Richard ( Team)

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