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  • 4 hours 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....
  • 4 hours ago

    Tendononitis, Joints, Ligaments, Hair Loss, Vitamin Deficiency

    I could really use some help...badly....I have been going through this for about two years now and I have listed all the symptoms in a relatively accurate chronological order (some began simultaneously to others). I have had many blood tests / vectra test (63 = very high = much inflammation). Docs believe it to be autoimmune, spondyloarthropies , but no idea on which one exactly. I am on humira, but almost all symptoms below are still persisting . symptom left elbow tendinitis (golfer's) severe....
  • 5 hours ago

    Rheumatoid Arthritis

    I would like to get some feedback from anyone who suffers with pain. Who may have heard about this CBD OIL/HEMP OIL breakthrough for pain control. Thoughts, opinions, anything. I've suffered with Fibromyalgia for 12 years. Now was diagnosed with Rheumatoid and Psoriatic arthritis almost 3yrs ago. I'm on opiate pain meds and really don't want to be for the rest of my life and am looking for anything more natural. Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated.
  • 5 hours ago

    im so broken inside, noone understands..

    it seems like i woke up one morning and felt like id overdone it on the weightlifting the night before..then it was gone...then back, it travels through my body confused as to if it wants to attack everywhere or just a certain area. i cant pick up a cup or light a cigarette. i go outside and cant get back in. my hands hurt so bad. it hurts to a level 10 on the charts to just twist the lid off my shampoo bottle, thats if i can wash myself without help. i never knew this disease existed. it does and....
  • 5 hours ago

    Possible Osteroarthritis?

    I'm a 56 yo female and in May, I was having trouble with my knee - could not kneel on it and the pain caused me to limp. I had it Xray'd and the Dr. said the knee cap looks terrific (for a woman my age, I guess) and he just recommended PT. I did some exercises on my own since my insurance didn't cover PT close to my house. Things got better and I was walking like I used to until about 2 weeks ago, then it was like a dagger being plunged into my leg, just below the knee. Started exercises....
  • 5 hours ago

    Thumb pain

    I had excruciating pain in my thumb too. It got worse and worse, then my thumb came out of the joint and I had to have surgery on my thumb to put thumb back in, Dr used an implant because my RA would go after ligament they normally use. It worked splendidly. The longer you wait the worse the outlook for a full recovery. SusieQue
  • 5 hours ago

    RA and Dioxin Exposure

    Hi: I am a Vietnam vet with RA. I need to see if there is anyone or any knowledge of RA and the relationship to dioxins (aka Agent Orange). Tk You!! Dennis
  • 6 hours ago

    RA

    Yes it is very possible! I’ve had Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was 14, I am now 45. Started off with swelling in my middle finger joints with no pain.
  • 16 days ago

    Can Turmeric Help With RA Pain?

    A number of home remedies, including turmeric, have been reported to help ease RA pain. But can turmeric and things like gin soaked raisins, bee venom, copper bracelets, and more really help you? See which of these home remedies have been debunked, and which need more research: http://wb.md/2hcpHwq What do you do to ease your pain?
  • 29 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....