Cooking with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the US. Those affected by Arthritis know that everyday tasks, even the most simple ones can be extremely difficult to manage. As someone affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), I know all too well how difficult it can sometimes be to get out of bed, get dressed, wash … Continue reading Cooking with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joint Surgery on the Decline for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

I just came across a really exciting article written by Susan Bernstein, published by Arthrtis Today which claims that joint surgery is on the decline for us Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers. I've posted an exert from the article below because this news is too great not to share. I'm loving this kind of progress! When rheumatologist … Continue reading Joint Surgery on the Decline for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers

Weather and Arthritis

I've written about the correlation between weather and arthritis in a few of my past posts, but felt the need to bring it up again since we've had record breaking weather conditions in Chicago and I'm feeling really crappy today. After two weeks of 70+ degree weather in Chicago this March (and feeling just freaking fantastic), it's barely reaching 50 … Continue reading Weather and Arthritis

Metal Allergies and Rheumatoid Arthritis

I'm sick and tired. I'm tired of simply "dealing" with the pain caused by my RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis). Since my diagnoses at 23 years old, I've probably tried 30 different combinations of Rx's. Some have made me nauseous while others have made me feel great. It's strange to say that I've taken chemotherapy medication, but … Continue reading Metal Allergies and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lady Hormones

A fellow blogger recently wrote about the correlation between chronic pain caused by her Still's Disease and her monthly visitor... and this really got me thinking. What is the correlation between lady hormones and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) pain? Here are a few things we already know. RA affects three times as many women as it does men Many women begin feeling … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lady Hormones

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Running: Does it damage your joints?

A recent article published by NPR titled, "Put Those Shoes on: Running Won't Kill your Knees" suggests that running might not cause the damage to joints that we once thought it did. Seeing as though I was somewhat of a runner prior to my Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) diagnoses, I started researching the topic immediately. What … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis and Running: Does it damage your joints?

Rheumatoid Arthritis: What’s Wrong with this Picture?

I came across this cartoon on RA Guy's blog this morning and thought it was so right on that I had to share with my readers too. I can't tell you how many times I've felt this way. What's wrong with this picture? "And before anyone gets upset, I am not trying to compare the diseases … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis: What’s Wrong with this Picture?