One Year with Rheumatoid Arthritis

One Year with Rheumatoid Arthritis

  A year ago, I didn’t know much about Rheumatoid Arthritis. What I did know, scared me to be honest. It has been a very challenging first year with this auto immune disease and I was also told I have Fibromyalgia on top of the RA. One year with Rheumatoid...
Prednisone

Prednisone

Prednisone is one of those drugs that provides us with relief if we are inflamed but also has some less than desirable side effects. I have taken prednisone for my asthma for years when I would get sick with bronchitis. That was usually a 60mg taper dose over 8 to 10...
Medicine and my Body

Medicine and my Body

After weight loss surgery, I knew that my body absorbed medicines differently than it had before. I had problems with extended release medications because they wouldn’t stay in my system long enough to release all the medicine they needed. I also knew that...
First Vacation with Rheumatoid Arthritis

First Vacation with Rheumatoid Arthritis

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in January. We had our vacation scheduled for the first week of June. In January, I never imagined that I would still be trying to find a medicine that worked in June and still have so much pain. However, I pushed on and drove...