Category: Living RA

General topics for those living with rheumatoid arthritis

04/07/2020

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 […]

28/06/2020

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 […]

18/06/2020

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 […]

07/06/2020

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 […]

30/05/2020

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. […]