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Rheumatoid arthritis questions

Autoimmune Diseases | Last Active: May 21, 2020 | Replies (16)

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@oldkarl

@karen00 Hi, Karen. Two things. Make sure you have a good grip on what you want your life to be. Then, with that clear, go for it, keeping in mind that you have some extra stuff to deal with. It is like having blonde hair, or green eyes. It is just stuff about you that you cannot ignore, but you can and must account for it sometimes. Do not worry about having it, just deal with it. Except for the extra pain and stiffness limitations it has no more necessary effect than a pimple on your shoulder.

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@oldkarl, thanks so much for your thoughtful reply. I have recently moved and can’t see a new rheumatologist for 3 months. You have made me think that I need to talk about progression and maybe it’s time for something different. However, I understand that biologics have the possible side effect of cancer and that makes me run! I am terrified of it! All in all, it might be better for me to stay with what I’m taking now!