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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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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 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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I have been diagnosed with RA. I'm taking methotextrate and prednisone. Only my hands have been hurting and I was told to increase the prednisone. Any comments on why my hands only hurt?
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I am posting this in various communities because I am uncertain of the nature of my issue. I am 22 years old and female. My only diagnosed problem is chronic idiopathic constipation, for which a cause was never found. That started 5 year...
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So in middle school when i played basketball i found my wrist would freeze up an be unbearable to move. I went to a dr. For this and he said it was RA then he said it was lupus, then he told me to quit basketball i did an the pain stoppe...
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Hello, hope someone might be able to shed some light for me on this: I'm a fit and healthy 30 yr old male and over the past 8months have had 3 periods of swelling in my left knee. There was no real mechanism of injury except for the fac...
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Hi. I will really like help on this. I have suffered from internal fever. My body temperature when taken by a thermometer is normal,but I feel warm and feverish inside me. I have joint and muscles that ache especially on my booth knees. ...
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symptoms: 1-pain in upper parts of hands and sometimes on feet 2- pain in left chest sometimes 3-varicose veins on hands and feet 4-Raynaud 5-feeling of weakness in legs 6-Ringing ears/ pressure in ears 7-vertigo 8-random s...
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for the Rheumatoid Arthritis community to work alongside our current Co-CL's. If you or someone you know may be interested, or would like information, please message me at MH Community Mgr Thanks! Best, Cheryl MH Community Mgr
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HAI all, I want to know what drugs did u use while trying to conceive or during pregnancy,for RA I am planning to start my family and dnt want to take drugs tht will hurt my baby Thanks in advance
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I've had around 2 months on Enbrel now and until week 6 it was wonderful, other than difficulties with injection site reactions. Then it seemed to start losing its effect, and I started to get tingling in both feet ankle and knees. I was...
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what precuations should be taken for diffused scleroderma with positive rheumetic arthaitis and Thyroid with lower haemoglobin.
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My penis has been itching baaad I bought some tactin but it still itches So now I been using goldbond when I put gold bond on it don't itch But I woke up this morning my penis is peeling and itching like crazy I'm scared Please help ...
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Hey everyone...i hope someone can help me. im feeling so sad about this polyarthritis and disease i have that i just wanted to kill myself . i dont think i can go on like this anymore. my story is that two years ago i started suffering c...
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Hi I have a question my hands my fingers and now my heels on both feet hurts mostly when I go to sleep I've been to the doctor for about 2yrs and they have sent me to many others doctors they have ruled out many things so about a month a...
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Has anyone tried any of these? I got one today. It says it works for: Chronic sleep disorders Headache related pains Pain and swelling in joints I have problems in all these areas. And wonder if it helps with RA as well.
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3 years ago, about a year and a 1/2 after I had my first child I started feeling tons of pain in my knees and hips. Then occasionally my hands would swell up. It was to the point where I couldn't even get up off the floor on my own, bu...
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