Author: Rheumamill


Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness

Rheumas Worth Spreading I’ve chosen to write about Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness for this week’s Rheuma. Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness month is actually not until September. However, the month of July marks the beginning of a month long campaign to raise awareness for Juvenile Arthritis. Raising awareness for JRA is a cause that is so dear to my heart. I was not diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis just […]


What a Rheumatologist Does at First Visit

Rheumies From the conversations I have with the thousands of RA fighters that I have had the pleasure of coming across, I have gathered that many, if not all us would’ve done things differently during our first visit to the rheumatologist. If you have your first appointment coming up with a rheumatologist, I am going to go through what a rheumatologist does at first visit […]


Effects of Chronic Pain on Mental Health

Crazy Rheumas If there is anything that my readers struggle with most, it is the effects of their chronic pain on their mental health. This is something that is unavoidable unfortunately when you have Rheumatoid Arthritis. This disease, as you all well know, is just debilitating on all fronts. Even those who have always seen the glass as half full and have the mental toughness […]


Explaining Rheumatoid Arthritis to friends

Sharing Rheumas with friends Fellow rheumatoid arthritis sufferers often ask me to help them with explaining rheumatoid arthritis to friends. It is just as difficult, and sometimes more so, to explain RA to family. There are many women with RA who complain to me that their husband doesn t understand rheumatoid arthritis. They are not alone! Rheumatoid arthritis is an invisible illness so you often […]


Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet and Exercise

Working out the Rheuma This is a post about my Rheumatoid Arthritis diet and exercises that I use to help alleviate my RA symptoms. It does in no way constitute medical advice. I am in no way promoting or rejecting treatments available. Please refer to my Disclaimer for further information and please continue to consult a medical professional for your medical conditions. Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet […]


The Rheuma Room

Thousands flock to The Rheuma Mill each month so I’ve created this NEW space for you! This is YOUR room! Journaling my experiences with RA has been THE most therapeutic thing for me. I don’t really have anyone to talk to about his disease and chat rooms are limiting but writing is limitless. This page is open and waiting for you to pour out all […]


Working with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Working the Rheuma When you first get your diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis or even when your symptoms start to really effect you, one of the first questions you ask yourself is, ‘how do I continue working with rheumatoid arthritis?’I suppose this all depends on the kind of work you do but generally, even the fatigue alone, will affect your employment in one way or another. […]


Can you treat rheumatoid arthritis with diet?

Quashing Rheumas Disclaimer This is a post about Rheumatoid Arthritis treatments and ways that I have used to help alleviate my Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms. It also discusses how I tried to treat my rheumatoid arthritis with diet. It does in no way constitute medical advice. I am in no way promoting or rejecting the myriad of Rheumatoid Arthritis treatments available. Please refer to my Dislaimer […]


Rheumatoid Arthritis and being a mother

The Mother of all Rheumas I thought I’d spend this post discussing rheumatoid arthritis and being a mother. I am a single mother and have 3 children who are 11, 12 and 14 years old. It’s a handful but I have been able to successfully manage my household even with rheumatoid arthritis. Although I am the one with R.A., it has affected my children also. […]