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My grandmother had sever RA and passed when I was 13. She was bed ridden For those 13 years with it. I started experience fatigue and joint pain at 13 as well. The Doctor did blood work said my RA factor was high also had TMJ. Then at the age of 23 my cousin who was only 38 who had severe quick RA and Lupus passed away after the amputation of her knee down. She ended up with blood poisoning. She told me I needed to see a rheumatologist because my hands looked like hers..sigh.
Now that I’m 33 and I have a 3 year old son I’ve noticed a lot more pain stiffness and specially fatigue. (Hands, shoulders, neck, back, knees and ankles), especially in the winter time. Also stay sick with a cold or something all the time and when i get sick i stay sick for up to a month or 2…soo…
I’m finally going to rheumatologist on th 13th.
Keep me in your prayers.

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  • Emily author
    4 years ago

    Thank you so much..
    Yeah a cure would be nice.
    Happy mine has been slow thus far. Seem to of hit me real hard after having my little boy. Yes I feel mine has been cheated a little to because I would like to do so much more with him. Like play more run more pick him up more. I stay so tired and hurt so bad some days. I keep moving though. Cause once you stop you stop. Praying for you as well.

  • Carolyn Haney
    4 years ago

    I’m so sorry you’ve had so much sorrow and pain in your life. RA is such a cruel disease, I wish there was a cure. I’m 56 and I have a 7 year old Son I feel like he’s been cheated somehow. Praying that you will find the answers you need.

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