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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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Hi Everyone, My mother has been battling RA for 15 years. During this time she has turned to all kinds of medication, but unfortunately has been unable to find something that's longterm (pretty normal... this disease is a b*tch). She...
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Can anyone tell me about RA factors? I've been told my RA factor is 20.9. I have fluid in both knees and one wrist, and they are very painful. My mom has had RA since she was mid 30's her mum and my grandmother too. I'm 29. Will it just ...
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Can rheumatoid arthritis ever disappear from a person's body?
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I was diagnosed 18 years ago with fibromyalgia and three years ago started having a lot of problems with bith knees swelling and pain for no reason. I've been going to rheumatologist since diagnosed with fibromyalgia so I went to himfor ...
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I also have RA in both my wrist and fingers but where I carry most of my pain is my left ankle. It has left me with a limp. Then In my left foot my Talus bone along with the RA is a daily flair up that comes along with tiredness and pai...
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I have had a positive ANA and RNP for years now. The numbers have stayed stable so never was I told I had mixed connective tissue disease which is indicative of having those two blood tests positive. About 3 1/2 weeks ago I started havi...
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So, those of you with RA, does your joint pain move around?? My joint pain seems to do that. It's like for a while my hands will hurt, then my knees or shoulders, then my feet. There is usually a low level of pain in most of my joints bu...
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What does is mean if I have RA and MCTD and my urine tested positive for ketones and occult blood? I am concerned about the effects these conditions can have on my organs and wonder if those positive results are an indicator that somethi...
seeikmann | Posted
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Has anyone tried Gelatin for joint pain? Some people have tried it and swear it works. :)
youlin | Posted
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Hi my mother is on morphine Tablets everyday approximately 100mg a day , its mainly for her R/A an has been for the last 8months , what im wondering is can this cause her to lose her short term memory its just im noticing it more an m...
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i was diagnosed 10 months ago and was put on plaquenil. I broke out in rash with blisters in the top of my mouth. Took 4 months before the blisters went away. Just started with MTX but gums have gotten raw and sensitive so they have take...
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Should I stop my Rheumatoid Arthritis medication or reduce it if my health condition is good? I have heard from many people doing this. And doctors also recommend it as seen on various websites.
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Hello everyone, I need help please! My mother has RA and was diagnosed about 10 years ago. She takes methyltrexiate and does weekly injections. She broke her toe about 2 years ago and a orthopedic doctor went in an put 2 screws in the...
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My Dad is having Arthritis condition and his RA factor was around 80, After changing his food habits for a year his RA came down to 7. Before all of this he has unaware that he has arthritis and consulted a surgeon and seeing the swellin...
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Okay, so I moved due to work to a completely different part of the states. So im having to start over with new Dr. These Rheumatologist here require PcP established first to get seen even tho i was established with same specialist where ...
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Hi I have a positive Ana 1:160 used to be a homogenous pattern but changed to a nucleolar pattern last year. I have had a few rheumatoid factor levels come back elevated also. I am 30 years old and have had joint pain since age 9. Rheu...
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HI.....My name is Lisa, I am 39 and I just found out that I have an elevated ASO titer......I have done some research but I am still in the dark about what this means for me!! I have been having a myriad of symptoms for a few years now t...
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Hi to all.I am not sure what RA feels like in hands,but I get this deep ache and burning pain like I have punched a wall.Feeling is in both hands especially middle finger knuckles.Does this sound like RA?
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my current test results: crp: 5 mg/L, range: 0-10 esr: 2 mm/uur , range: 0-8 ra factor: 9 iu/ml, range: 0-12 anti-ccp: 0.4 u/ml, range: 0-7 ana: negatif I have red sore eyes...
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I am a 27yo female who has been experiencing joint pain for over a month now. I first visited my GP only a few days after symptoms started, which began in my legs. My feet were 'aching' and my thighs felt 'heavy and tired'. My GP did...
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