“While my rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was responsible for a lot of my sleep problems, at the same time, getting poor sleep was also making my arthritis worse,” says Eileen Davidson, who has RA and osteoarthritis.
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“Even though the pandemic feels like it may be starting to end, my status as an immunocompromised person — a status I ‘earned’ after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 2015 — isn’t,” says Eileen Davidson, a rheumatoid arthritis patient.
“Before I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I didn’t really think about the way heat could impact my body and mind,” says Eileen Davidson, a rheumatoid arthritis patient. “But RA changed all of that that.”
I’m glad I was finally able to get the care I needed — even if it took a life changing diagnosis to get me there.
“Moving with rheumatoid arthritis was as challenging as I expected it to be, but it was also rewarding in ways I didn’t expect,” says rheumatoid arthritis patient Eileen Davidson.
Physical activity is essential for managing arthritis symptoms and preserving mobility. And yoga is an excellent, gentle, low-impact form of exercise that offers both physical and psychological benefits like stress management techniques, including breathing, mindfulness and relaxation.
Warm weather is easier on the joints, but the sun can trigger unwanted symptoms in people living with different types of arthritis. For this reason, there are several factors to consider before catching some rays. Do you take medications that cause sun sensitivity? Do you have complications that make it difficult for you to handle heat?
Having a team of doctors and a community you trust can make all the difference when managing a chronic condition.
I decided to get the vaccine because I want to protect myself and others from the coronavirus. I want to take my part in diminishing this pandemic so we can return to living our lives again.