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Happy Healthy...or so I thought...RA young adult Group

I am wondering if i am alone out here. As anyone else with Rheumatoid Arthritis I have a laundry list of ailments and medications all managed by my fabulous Rheumatologist...*insert thank you note here** I have gone through some phases so far of this disease: Denial (which was silly and quickly had 3 Dr.s all agreeing that I need to start RA meds), Confusion, resolved with Education, Depression (caused by the Education), now I am nearing Acceptance. Anyone else out there? I am only 27.. just doesn't seem fair. I know neither is life, however, why is it that no one understands my constant pain? Why do people think i am in a bad mood when i forget to wear my mask? its not that i promise it's only the 10 new nodules on my hands, the redness, the fevers, sleepless nights, the swelling, the embarrassment of not being able to move my hands or feet or shoulder or neck! Cant they see I tried to put on my mask today, its just that my hands stopped working half way to the finish line! Please if I am not alone here I'd love to hear your story of your mask that you put on everyday.

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I am so happy to know that I am not the only one on this horrid journey of RA. I have been diagnosed for almost 5 years and seem to have it worse. I have it in every joint and also feel the pain of not being able to walk on really bad da...
ohlala82 | Posted
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I haven't been able to talk to anyone about all of this but here's the jist of 2010...just warning it's frightening all in one place... 2010 snapshot: Jan: Glaucoma diagnosis, genetics/inflammation caused, Feb: Went to Dr. for st...
Addy569 | Posted
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im 22 and i was told by 2 Drs that i have it i keep hoping that it will just go away its embarrassing ive been limping since i was 20...now i have fat knees and my toes are all deformed and my hands are getting stiff its hard to brush my...
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When I read your story it was like going back in time. I was diagnosed with RA at 17....I was in my senior year of high school. No one knew what was going on, all i knew was I would rather walk to the other side of the school and take ...
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I've only begun my journey, I was given a "tentative" diagnoses of RA in December 2009, so only about a month and a half ago. This seemed to come on suddenly. I was fine and then my hands started having problems and I had nodules pop u...
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I hate to ask but- Im 25- and was thinking I have to be too young for RA. I have been going through some things lately, and without insurance, dealing with a county doctor- who I cant waste an entire day waiting to see everytime this p...
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