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The Year 2007

I never knew I had RA until 2007, I had three people who passed
away within a month. I woke up and could not see, it was black, so my father rushed me to the ER the doctors didn’t know what to do. I had no white or red blood cells. My body attacked my eyes. They found a doctor who deals with uveitis, I had shots of steroids in my eyes. I have 20 percent vision left in my left eye.
Fast forward I was on Remicade for four years, now I take Humira every ten days. My RA is everywhere in my body I am in pain everyday.
I try to think at least I can still see out of my eyes and try to stay positive.

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  • Lauren Tucker moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi AKNRA,

    Thanks for sharing your story with us .
    We are sorry to hear about your RA diagnosis and the daily pain you are in. We understand and are here for you! RA pain is common and know you are not alone. Some of our community members find these articles helpful, I hope you do too:
    Managing RA pain: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/community-ideas-managing-pain/
    Combatting RA pain and stiffness: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/community-feedback-combatting-ra-pain-and-stiffness/

    Additionally, you may want to get support in our forums here: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/forums/ or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RheumatoidArthritisDotNet/

    It is great that try to reamin as positive as possible. We are glad to have you part of the community.
    Please reach out to us anytime!

    Best Wishes,
    Lauren (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member)

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