Having needle anxiety is tough when you take medication that requires monthly intravenous infusions. Here’s how rheumatoid arthritis patient Eileen Davidson learned to get through infusion day without as many jitters.
Even though people talk about morning stiffness with arthritis, on really bad days, the pain, stiffness, and fatigue never really goes away. Here’s how Eileen Davidson, who lives with RA and osteoarthritis, has learned to make her morning routine run just a little more smoothly.
It could be worse.
At least it’s not cancer.
It’s just arthritis.
You’re young; it can’t be that bad. Imagine what it will be like when you’re older.
These kinds of comparisons may be more harmful to people with arthritis — or any chronic illness — than you might realize.
“Hiking has become a victory — albeit, a small one — over rheumatoid arthritis. I am proving to myself and others that I will not let rheumatoid arthritis win; that with a few adaptations I can still live and enjoy life,” says Eileen Davidson, who has rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
While more women are impacted by rheumatoid arthritis, men get the disease too. Hear from five Canadian men living with RA.
Motion is lotion when it comes to living with rheumatoid arthritis, find out how Julia turned to yoga in her RA journey.
Some wise words from Canadians living with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Your rheumatologist might not have all the answers about diet and rheumatoid arthritis, but Arthritis Dietitian might have a few for you! That is why I spoke with Cristina for this #TalkOverRA campaign so you can understand how diet impacts inflammation and be prepared to start a conversation with your health care providers on diet and RA with your treatment goals.
Find out what it means to be fiercely fighting rheumatoid arthritis.
You wouldn’t bully someone for having cancer, so why bully someone about any illness?