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  • 8 days ago

    Chronic fatigue, treatments

    I have had psoriatic arthritis since the age of 21. Its in both knees, i have a bakers cyst, pain in my hands, both elbows, neck and chronic back pain. When i get an upper respitory infection it often lasts 3 to 10 months. I have always worked hard, often harder than those around me. I still work full time. But i am now limited to what I can do. Now i am chronically fatigued. If i can get through work, i will come home and lay down. That is all I can do. Forget about making myself get up and do or....
  • 13 days ago

    Fatigue

    I feel silly to complain at all. I have RA and hypothyroidism and may have an RA flare just now and then, but this fatigue I hate. I had a hand and wrist flare for a month, which really wore me out, but now I'm back to normal except for this tiredness. Am I going to just have to suck it up and deal with it?, I cant even get the drive to get out the door to exercise, I dread getting into the shower and doing the whole make-up thing anymore and when I get up in the morning, let the dogs out and....
  • 27 days ago

    Young with RA and looking for support

    Hi all. I'm new to this. Diagnosed with RA a few months ago. My husband isn't the emotional type so he kinda just stared at me when I had a breakdown when I was diagnosed. He never really talks about it and I actually feel awkward talking about it to him, so I don't really have great support. He gets mad when I tell him that I don't like talking about emotional stuff, so here I am. I was diagnosed right before my wedding this year and I was doing great on enbrel and plaquinil and....
  • RA and playing the cello

    I have an adult student who had been playing cello for 50+ years but had to stop a year ago due to the onset of RA. Now when she forms a hand position, her knuckle joints collapse instead of staying rounded, which I believe is due to her not having played all that time. We're working on strengthening the finger muscles, using small stress balls, but her fingers are also at an angle from the base knuckles, which I know is a hallmark of RA, and they need to be at a straight, right angle. My question....
  • 2 months ago

    Friends and family don't believe me...

    My family, particularly my husband, does not believe that I struggle with immense pain daily. Has anyone else had this experience?
  • 2 months ago

    OA Vs RA: What's the Difference?

    Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can both make your joints painful, swollen, or stiff. But there are some big differences between the two diseases. Here's exactly what sets them apart: http://wb.md/2u6VCDM
  • 3 months ago

    Could Eating Fish Ease RA Pain?

    Some good news -- A new study has found that eating fish at least twice a week could significantly reduce the pain and swelling from RA. Find out more here: http://wb.md/2tbLpro Is fish a regular part of your diet?
  • 3 months ago

    Infections

    Can Methotrexate cause various infections.
  • 3 months ago

    Chaga and Methotrexate

    I am considering using a natural Chaga tea, but I am concerned about interaction with my prescribed Methotrexate. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with Chaga?
  • 3 months ago

    RA and TMD

    Anyone have issues with TMD?