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Raise your hand if you’ve ever minimized or brushed off your arthritis or chronic pain symptoms … Yeah, we thought...
So, on top of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis caused in the first seven months after diagnosis because my disease went unchecked, I also have fibromyalgia. Yes, I have that body-draining, pain-inducing, wrenching disease that sucks more of what little reserve that I have left over from my RA. My fibro is considered a secondary disease because I developed it after I developed my RA.
CreakyJoints Blogger Arthritic Chick on the plain disbelief—even among her physicians—that her rheumatoid arthritis pain could be so severe and debilitating
CJ Blogger Jonathan H was once told to take painkillers for his RA flares. Today, with the same condition, he is viewed as a drug-seeking, doctor-shopping bundle of pain and legal liability
CJ Blogger Lene Andersen, who lives with RA and fibromyalgia, writes about her rheum calling Fibro a tragedy: "We can’t do much about fibromyalgia"
CJ Blogger Layne Martin, RN, a nurse and psoriatic arthritis patient, looks back over the past year and wonders how so many doctors missed her Hashimoto's
Before CJ Blogger Dan Malito undergoes surgery and adds another doctor to his repertoire, he recalls some of the doozies he's had over a lifetime of RA
Trying to explain that she is in much worse pain —in fact, crippling pain—after a procedure that was supposed to ease her pain, Arthritic Chick is stunned by the lack of care and interest from her doctor's practice
Coming from a background where physicians were never questioned, it was especially hard for Dr. Jenny Scheid when she could not convince other doctors that her invisible rheumatoid arthritis symptoms were real