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[About RA] My RA Fact Sheet

My RA Fact Sheet by Thesirenscream   I made this when I was first diagnosed and gave it to my family. It's kind of long but they said it helped them to understand a lot more about RA. Hope it's helpful for you all too! First let's discuss exactly what RA is. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) [...]

Filed Under: About RA, Learn More, RA Chick Writers

What Can I Do to Raise Awareness for Rheumatoid Arthritis?? by Niki Wyre Since I was finally diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, I was shocked at how little people actually know about what RA entails. I only knew about it because of research I had done when I was looking for what could be wrong with [...]

Filed Under: Raising Awareness

Filing for ┬áSocial Security Disability? by Christine   Dear Chickies, As promised, here is info on SSDI for those with RA, Fibromyalgia, SLE and other Mixed Connective Tissue Disorders. Please keep in mind that this information is from personal experience as well as information directly from "Disability Evaluation Under Social Security" Manual. As previously stated [...]

Filed Under: RA & Disability, RA & Insurance

[RA & Diet] Arthritis and Your Weight

Arthritis and Your Weight by pmoyni   It's a horrible fact of life; for arthritis sufferers, movement is often very painful and for arthritis sufferers, movement is absolutely essential. Lack of exercise automatically adds weight. Weight increases the stiffness and pain of arthritis. So, what to do? Well, I'm not going to tell you to [...]

Filed Under: RA & Diet

Rheumatoid Arthritis: What is Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis? by Serena R. Schad People have heard the term seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis many times before, but what exactly does it mean? What does this mean for your individual prognosis? Simply put: the patient will always test negative for the rheumatoid factor during routine blood tests given to diagnose rheumatoid [...]

Filed Under: Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis
rheumatoid arthritis pets

More Than Just Our Furry Friends or Children by Niki Wyre   For those of us lucky enough to own pets or should I say have pets that own us, we already know how wonderful they can be. Our furry babies are more than cute shaggy or soft faces that can help make us smile [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Niki Wyre, RA & Pets, RA & Stress, RA Chick Writers, RA Health Center