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member221 said...

1 day ago

I have been dealing with rheumatoid arthritis for my whole life, it started about in my early 30s back in the 90s. I would have my hand swell up to big red balloons around my knuckles and I wouldn't be able to move the hands at all. What I did notice that helped relieve the pain, but not the swelling was Absorbine Jr. The arthritis cream made it easier with the stiffness and the pain when I had the worst conditions. The swelling and the movement were still bad though and sometimes that made it hard to do the easiest of tasks around the house. The thing I noticed at first and the early signs were pain and the swelling. The swelling where my knuckles would get red where the first indications that I had rheumatoid arthritis I searched for alternative treatments and started on rheumatoid arthritis herbal formula i ordered from Health Herbal Clinic, my symptoms totally declined over a 5 weeks use of the rheumatoid arthritis disease natural herbal formula.i read reviews from other previous patients who used the herbal formula,i am now active, i can now go about daily exercise!! Visit there website www. healthherbalclinic. net or email Info@ healthherbalclinic. net herbs are truly gift from God.

member221 said...

1 day ago

I have been dealing with rheumatoid arthritis for my whole life, it started about in my early 30s back in the 90s. I would have my hand swell up to big red balloons around my knuckles and I wouldn't be able to move the hands at all. What I did notice that helped relieve the pain, but not the swelling was Absorbine Jr. The arthritis cream made it easier with the stiffness and the pain when I had the worst conditions. The swelling and the movement were still bad though and sometimes that made it hard to do the easiest of tasks around the house. The thing I noticed at first and the early signs were pain and the swelling. The swelling where my knuckles would get red where the first indications that I had rheumatoid arthritis I searched for alternative treatments and started on rheumatoid arthritis herbal formula i ordered from Health Herbal Clinic, my symptoms totally declined over a 5 weeks use of the rheumatoid arthritis disease natural herbal formula.i read reviews from other previous patients who used the herbal formula,i am now active, i can now go about daily exercise!! Visit there website www. healthherbalclinic. net or email Info@ healthherbalclinic. net herbs are truly gift from God.

Davenajean said...

2 months ago

My husband, after months of dealing with unexplained joint pain, refusing to see a doctor, and trying natural remedies has been diagnosed with RA. We have been married 2 years. The man I knew who loved to hunt, fish, work on classic cars and be outdoors now hardly leaves the couch except to work. I take care of him and try to be understanding. My heart breaks for him. However, he has become withdrawn and angry. We argue frequently and he says very mean things. It is stemming from his pain and frustration. I understand that. I'm becoming very unhappy and stressed out because of this. Any advice? I love him dearly but the way in which our life has changed and the anger and arguing are really starting to get to me.

member221 said...

1 day ago

whatif said...

2 months ago

My husband has RA. Four years ago after hospitalization for Diverticulitis he was sent to a Nursing and Rehab home for two months because he had been on his back in hospital for ten days. When he came home he received PT and OT and a home health aide for about 4 weeks. He was left with excercises and advice to keep moving. He did not take that advice and after two years of mostly sitting in his recliner and sleeping despite my pleas to move, he started falling due to disuse of his muscles. He is now home again after another round of hospitalization followed by nursing home and rehab. I am 83, have suffered with anxiety all my life, tired, depressed and angry. More PT's and OT's and my life is changed because he now needs more help and I feel trapped. Now the services he is receiving are coming to a close. I cannot get to the senior center as I once did. The most difficult part for me is that we never had a good relationship and I find it hard to be a caregiver to him because of my fatigue and resentment. I feel so guilty about my inability to be kind and find myself lonely and fearful. I am in the middle of trying to arrange for home help but life is forever changed. Hard to deal with knowing at 83 time is running out. This second round did not have to happen if he had taken care of himself.

member221 said...

1 day ago

Momof4+1 said...

3 months ago

I have been caring for my 80 year old Mom with RA for 6 years now. I have 4 children, 2 of which are in university and two of which are 13 and 16 (girls) who still live at home. My husband is working out of province. I am starting to feel very overwhelmed with all this responsibility. My mom's RA is under control but she refuses to participate in any of her own care. She moves from her bed to her chair in the living room where she sits til night time when she goes back to her bed. She also needs eye drops 4 times per day which she resists doing herself. I feel trapped. I cant go anywhere longer than 4 hours at a time, Havent been on a vacation with my family for 2 years and feel very on edge most of the time. Help!! Need pointers on how to cope with all this without feeling resentful

coleman216 said...

6 months ago

I was wondering if anyone else had seen a change from restlessness to fatigue wile taking prednisone? My mom is taking prednisone while waiting for a new infusion to be started and is really struggling. She has a tingling of the mouth and taste sensation change she has never had before and has been told it could be the Indian spices she enjoys but they have never bothered her before. She is starting to cut back on the medication on her own and I really don't know what to do. Her new meds. will be ready at the end of the month but Dr. said to keep taking prednisone until then. Sorry, I know that I was kinda all over the place with that.

coleman216 said...

6 months ago

I was wondering if anyone else had seen a change from restlessness to fatigue wile taking prednisone? My mom is taking prednisone while waiting for a new infusion to be started and is really struggling. She has a tingling of the mouth and taste sensation change she has never had before and has been told it could be the Indian spices she enjoys but they have never bothered her before. She is starting to cut back on the medication on her own and I really don't know what to do. Her new meds. will be ready at the end of the month but Dr. said to keep taking prednisone until then. Sorry, I know that I was kinda all over the place with that.

rocksmooth48 said...

6 months ago

My wife has RA and she claims she is too much pain to have sex or other activities we can do together, Yet last month she went to Las Vegas for a birthday party with her friends. Now she has a 5 day ski trip planed. Am I being played?.

kubo said...

6 months ago

Shayrenee said...

11 months ago

I care for my son. He has multiple diagnosed illnesses.. RA being onset from I type 1..a brittle bone disorder. Its just hard to be alone..so in here.

georgedurham said...

11 months ago

My wife suffers from rheumatoid arthritus. In addition to pain, she has sleepless nights, and massive fatigue some days. How can I help as her husband, and caregiver?

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4 months ago

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