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December 2, 2013 Niki wrote: Okay lets talk about RA involvement in throat / voicebox area. Do you deal with this? Yesterday I noticed every time I swallowed, dry or not, that area would snap, pop like one of my joints and pop back. :/ Sexy, I know. What symptoms or issues do you have [...]

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February 9, 2013 Muscle spasms or weakness? One Chick wrote in: I have been having a lot of lower back pain with muscle spasms and pain/numbness going down my right leg sometimes the left, but not as much as the right. The muscles in my right leg, again occasionally my left leg, but not as often, [...]

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February 7, 2013 One member is going to a doctor appointment next week for shortness of breath but she wanted to know if any of you have experienced this as well. Here is her message: I was wondering if any has had breathing issues with their RA ...I am unable to walk very far before I [...]

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January 14, 2013 Issues with cold sores? One member wrote in: I have always suffered from cold sores but since having flares and being on Methotrexate it seems like when one heals another appears. Does anyone have this problem and what they use for it. I think my system is immune to Abreva, it no [...]

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January 13, 2013 Orencia and weight loss or gain? One Chick asks: I have had RA for 18 years. (49 years old now) I was taking Enbrel injections, but had a psoriasis-like skin reaction and recurring infections, so I've been prescribed Orencia. My question is about side effects. My daughter gets married in June and [...]

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January 8, 2013 Pain and blood pressure? One Chick wants to know: Does anyone else experience a drop in blood pressure when in pain? When my pain gets to a certain point I get clammy, hot and my blood pressure drops! Can anyone else tell me if they experience this? Thank you in advance for [...]

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