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...
Day Six – My Rheumatoid Arthritis

Day Six – My Rheumatoid Arthritis

Believe it or not, my rheumatoid arthritis also contributes to the chaos of this household as well as the physical condition of the house. It may seem like a cop-out, but there are days when I can barely get through the day much less be the Mom that I want to be and...
Roller Skating Gave Me Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Roller Skating Gave Me Rheumatoid Arthritis?

I was sitting down talking with my daughter, who is 7, about my Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) one afternoon. I was trying to explain to her how it makes me hurt and keeps me from doing things. I thought the conversation went well and she understood until one evening...
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...