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  • 1 month ago

    Possible RA diagnosis ?????

    About 3 months ago, I broke out in hives and a major rash. I was itchy mainly on my arms, then it moved all over. I went to the doctor, was given meds thinking it was stress related. The rash didn't go away and went to see a dermatologist. They ended up doing a biopsy (he seemed to think a drug allergy) the results came back that it could be some kind of blood cancer. He still believes it was drug allergy as the skin doesn't resemble blood cancer's. I went to my regular doctor the other....
  • 1 month ago

    is it RA?

    hi! i have been experiencing joint pain in my fingers, toes, wrists, elbows, jaw, knees, and ankles for three months now. it started after a course of antibiotics from a hospital acquired infection. along with the severe joint pain, i have headaches and fatigue. some days the symptoms are so bad i don't leave my bed. weirdly enough, i have no visible swelling in any of my joints. my pcp has run simple blood tests and everything is normal. my ANA and RF are both normal. i have been referred to....
  • 1 month ago

    High Cabinets Survey

    Hello, we are a group of High School students attempting to design a product that would help reach items on high shelves. Would you please take a moment to fill out a quick survey, it would help us out a lot. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBgskxgr81qUsDA0jDPnn_v1ldA8Tt9wsKc-FIAHjkyJ-gDw/viewform?vc=0& ;c=0&w=1
  • 1 month ago

    Wanting to no if any one els with RA are having the same symptoms,,

    Hi i am Val i have shaking hands right hand worse have had some meds from GP but nothing is working had RA for 18 years ,, has any one had this problem ,? An if so what did u do to manage it ,, Medication or other way,?
  • 1 month ago

    Living with RA

    Hi, I'm 29 years old and I have been living with RA for 4 years now. I know that this can be a disease that's hard for other people to understand. So I guess, I'm just here to let you guys know that if you ever need to talk, feel frustrated or whatever, I'm here for you. My situation is not as bad as it could be cause the medications keep the pain at a manageable level. But it's different for everybody. Also, I haven't seen many young men l like myself with this disease but....
  • 3 months ago

    Cause of Arthritis

    What causes arthritis? I have OA & RA? Went to a fair this past Sta. I couldn't keep up and had to stop several times. Getting worse every year. Can't do family things, stand to do dishes, any house cleaning, & take a shower very well. I usually just wash up. Getting sick of this. I hated turning 65, retiring, & being sick. Now I know why. Would like to call it quits.
  • 3 months ago

    Walking long distances

    When I must walk long distances, I use walking sticks instead of a cane.
  • 7 months ago

    New to RA, need advice!

    About 2 1/2 weeks ago I woke up with both of my hands swollen and throbbing with pain in the joints and wrists. It fades a bit by noontime but every night around 3 am it all returns with a vengeance only now it's creeped up into my elbows and shoulders. I'm searching for advice on how to cope with this. How long do your flares last and how often do you get them? What do you do to help? This is so scary and depressing....... Do you take ibuprofen? Have you tried moringa yet? My wrists are....
  • Alternative medicine vs prescriptive medicine

    Hello, I have been away for a awhile, and I now I am back. I have completed my classes in sociology, naturopathy, and just recently, relaxation therapy. I hope the knowledge I have received in taking these courses, will allow me to share my thoughts/suggestion/opinion with your health concerns. Again, glad to be back. Sha
  • 7 months ago

    Advanced RA after chemo

    At 58 I was diagnosed with breast cancer after I had been healthy my whole life. Always ate healthy, exercised and took care of myself. I had a triple negative advanced ductal cancer that required strong chemotherapy.I went through that with flying colors I had radiation I suggested testing for the BRCA gene to my oncologist which unfortunately I tested positive for,went to physical therapy but after the chemotherapy treatment I developed advanced rheumatoid arthritis. The chemo ate through the Cartlidge....