The things that make me go ouch

I recently started thinking about some of the factors that contribute to my Rheumatoid Arthritis flares so wanted to share a list. What am I missing? What leads to your most intense flares?

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fatigue

It's no secret that catching major Z's can be virtually impossible when you have RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis), especially when your disease is flaring. Whatever the reason for not being able to sleep; pain, stress, anger, all of the above; sleep is so important for your overall health. In fact, insomnia can further damage an already … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fatigue

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?