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1 day ago · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

Given that you've had RA for 18 years, now, it's bound to worsen. That said, recommend 3 things: get another Rheumie's opinion on both the reason for significant change (whether it's something other than your natural disease progression) and change of meds; look into biologics, see if you qualify; and get more rest – you can't "fight through" RA fatigue.

Fri, May 3 1:08pm · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

@lisaangela recommend you seek care at a Buffalo medical center/teaching hospital

Thu, May 2 11:51am · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

@lisaangela as you've provided no info on your profile, need to know where you live

Thu, May 2 11:42am · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

@lisaangela absolutely get a second and even third opinion…you may not have RA, it may be Lymes', Lupus or another auto-immune disorder. But one thing's for sure, you have something systemic causing chronic inflammation in addition to advanced osteo-arthritis. Have you completed menopause?

Wed, Apr 24 1:26pm · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@sounder27 Other Terri here…this is stem cell "therapy" – completely unproven, unresearched, works seldom, is not covered by insurance (as it's not effective) and very costly

Wed, Apr 24 11:57am · Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Introduce yourself and meet others in Autoimmune Diseases

@annapocono yes…all w/RA have a compromised immune system

Sat, Apr 20 1:37pm · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Prayers are great but nothing surpasses research…do your own on available treatments for your situation and their outcomes