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Shoes for RA and fibromyalgia
I have both RA and fibromyalgia, and both affect my feet. I have most of my pain in the first joint of my...More
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I've found Merrell to provide good arch support. I have worth orthotis for years whereas these provide...More
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Kristen--I was diagnosed with RA at the age of 34. I am now 57. I still lead a very active life punctuated...More
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Fighting RA
I see all the postings about using Prednosone. I just want to say be careful as this drug will raise your...More
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I have severe arthritis in both knees and also a rare dysplasia on both knee caps. I am a former CDF...More
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confused and overwhelmed re RA or Lupus diagnosis
last year 3/2010 I was diagnosed with RA after being sick with all kinds of symptoms from stiffness to...More
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making the most of your Rheumatology appt
Because time may be limited for your appointment, focus on the 2 or 3 things that concern you the...More
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The Road Back Foundation
I was just reading your post and wanted to share with you my journey with RA. My name is Pat First let me...More
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prednisolone may be more effective than prednisone...
Rarely I will find a patient who is not getting the response I would expect with prednisone. In those...More
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I am new to the site. I am on Methotrexate, folic acid. I am grateful that I am retired but I substitute teach....More
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mouth sores
I recently read that when one takes methotrexate as many of us do with RA and Sjogrens Syndrome, it can make...More
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pneumococcal vaccination-get vacinated if possible...
There is an increased risk of infection with some of the medications used for treatment of patients...More
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Methotrexate information
Hi All, I'm hearing lots of people complaining about the side effects of taking this drug. I've only...More
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working with a trainer
Daily aerobic exercise is recommended to help with pain, fatigue and general health.When choosing to...More
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Includes Expert Content
I was diag about 6 months ago w/RA I have been taking Etodolac 500 mg twice a day and lately my hands, arms,...More
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help with methotrexate side effects
I recommend all my patients on methotrexate take at least 1 mg of Folic Acid daily to help decrease...More
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Dry eyes and dry mouth
Patients with RA may develop dryness of the eyes and mouth due to a condition called secondary...More
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Good ideas for better sleep
Many patients with RA have problems going to sleep, staying asleep or waking up early. All three can...More
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Change Your Diet - Gluten free, Dairy free, organi...
f you have Rheumatiod Arthritis, please change your diet. I'm 48 and began symptoms of RA after 1st child (12...More
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RA symptoms
In Sept. 2010, I was diagnosed with RA, positive results. I used methotrexate for six weeks and dreaded it. I...More
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pain relief
I was diagnosed with RA a year ago and have been doing a few things on a regular basis to help: Daily...More
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Things to avoid!
I can emphasize with everyone! I have avoided sugar, and more sugar! I have Taken Omega 3' big time and COQ...More
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meds for RA
I have had mild active RA since 2006. My hands are affected, currently only the right hand, seldom flares of...More
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Rheumatoid Arthritis
I am taking Methotrexate from last two years but still the stiffness and inflamation some times make it worse as...More
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Immune Boosting Foods
Hello RAers! I thought I would share this slideshow of Immune-Boosting Foods , since I know...More
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I have had RA for 10 years and have taken Plaquenil almost the whole time. Methotrexate made me sick so I...More
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I have had RA for 13 odd years, and have had very little success with drugs, most of the ones i have tried have...More
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Scott Zashin, MD is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School and maintains a private practice at Presb...More

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Patients with RA may develop dryness of the eyes and mouth due to a condition called secondary Sjogrens Syndrome. The dryness is due to ... More
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