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Two of the Best Things in Years!

I have been an RA sufferer for over 30 years (only about 15 of those were correctly diagnosed). My flares have caused me to have both hope and a left knee replacement and also right hip repair for a dislocation. There are two improvements that I have made in the last year that have made an incredible difference in the way I’m feeling.

First class mattress

The first is in investing in a great adjustable bed with a first class mattress. It was far more reasonable than I expected and AAAAAHHH! There is nothing to compare with a good night’s sleep.

Hemoglobin

The second is that if you are suffering from chronic fatigue have your doc take a good look at your hemoglobin. Anemia often accompanies RA and when that is addressed what a difference it makes all around! Good luck and be well.

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Comments

  • Richard Faust moderator
    7 months ago

    Hi molli2018. Glad to hear taking care of your anemia has made such a difference. Anemia is all too common with RA. In fact, as this article from one of our contributors points out, RA related anemia can often be immune to conventional treatments: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/ra-and-anemia-a-common-treatment/. Some of the biologics that target specific inflammatory markers have shown promise in also halting RA related anemia, but more research is needed. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

  • Alesandra Bevilacqua moderator
    7 months ago

    Hi, @molli2018 and thank you for sharing your story with us all! These are two great adjustments you’ve had – I’m glad you feel better. Appreciate you being here with us! – Alesandra (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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