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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Community

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers. The purpose of the community is to share support and information with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients and their loved ones. Topics in the community include: causes, clinical trials, complications, family issues, living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), prognosis, research, surgery, treatments

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I was recently tested for Ra because of similar symptoms. My results were 10.5 reference range is (0.0-13.9) So mine is obviously in the range. But in the upper part of the range. Is it better to be higher or lower in the ran...
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My name is Tom, I've read some of you responses concerning RA & Gapapentin usage. I have been taking Gapapentin since 2000 for various pains throughout my entire body. I have recently been diagnosed with RA, but doctors will not put me o...
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   I am a 16 year old male and have been having severe pain, aches, and morning stiffness in many joints. This started 2-3 years ago and I haven't had a day of relief since. My rheumatologist has already ruled out the possibly of an auto...
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I have knee effusion (inflamation) since 5 months , probably because my patellar tilt I'm worried about the cartilage in the joint Is there's any posibilty of an erosion or an artheritis that could be caused on long run ?
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Any known online support groups worth sharing. 30 yo. DX in March of 2014 symptoms started in 01 of 2013. Had TKR on lft 12/01/15 will have the rght one done nxt month. Just looking for different support groups out there. TIA MERRY C...
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Is it possible to have false positives in blood work? My doctor did some blood tests to rule out certain things along with MRIs to rule out MS. First I was told my Rheumatoid Factor was elevated (it was 29) so my doctor did a test to che...
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I am having fever from 20 days. In that start I was having joint pain and swelling. My TLC count is 11.6 Now. ANA was positive 14 day before now negative ESR 25 now but before 62 ASO 1362 C reactive protien 91 Pls help me
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does RA flare up and then calm down? does it go through cycles?
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I'm 19 and I recently felt a lump on the back side of my knee and I self diagnosed that it was a bakers cyst. I know RA is a leading factor of Bakers cyst. I'm not sure if I have RA or not. I know my knees do ache. I've been having pain ...
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Got the results of the US today..called my dr. Clinical - Mass Left axilla Multiple enlarged lymph nodes in left axilla largest 2.4x 1.1x 2.7 cm Impression: Suspicious of malignancy ULtrasound guided bx recommended Birads are ...
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Hello, I am a 16 year old male and have been having pain, aches, and stiffness in many joints. The main spots of discomfort are my; knees, elbows, wrists, hands, fingers (all joints excluding the pinkie fingers), hips, ankles, upper ...
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Hi......I am a 41 year old female who all this week has had joint/muscle pain so bad to where I can barley walk. I felt like I was getting the flu but without the coughing sneezing, sniffeling etc......and my right armpit hurt and was sw...
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When I sleep for a very short period, maybe around 30 minutes to 2 hours, and get awoken, I always wake up with a sizzling, tingling and slightly painful vibrations on my hand up to my shoulders. Within a minute or two the whole feeling ...
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Dear Sir, This mail is regarding my Mother who is 74 Years of age. She has been suffering with rheumatoid Arthritus for long. She was initialy under medication and given Folitrax 5 mg twice a week and HCQ daily. She started suff...
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who will be working alongside Co-CL Carolanivey in the Rheumatoid Arthritis and Arthritis communities. We look forward to working with all our members as your community continues to grow. Best, Cheryl
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My husband has very stiff joints almost everywhere. Wrists, fingers, arms, thighs...He only feels tightness, without any pain though. We were sent to a hand specialist at first (since the stiffness originally started with his right wrist...
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I am a man 27 years old. I have had dry mouth and dry eyes. Some light joint pain and I have been really stressed and with horrible anxiety for the last 5 months. I don't have lupus or RA... I hope I will never have them. My ...
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I have experienced symptoms of Reynaud's Syndrom since I was a teenager, mostly in my hands (turning white, numbing, etc). I am now 44 and for the past few years I have noticed that when I first get in cool/coldish water (pool or ocean)...
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I have had rheum arth for 34 yrs. I've been on mtx..now have liver issues. had a trial of humira..didnt work. I used enbrel for 10 yrs till it stopped working, then went on Orencia. Dxd with rheum lung yr ago. No problems w/fatigue o...
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Hi all, would really like help with this before I see a rheumatologist. 4 months ago I had a confirmed HIv exposure (unprotected oral, protected vaginal) that I was almost certain resulted in infection, but I have conclusively tested ...
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