The coronavirus is causing long-term symptoms in some people. Those who live with autoimmune and other health disorders have wisdom to share.
It wasn’t until I started getting involved in arthritis research that I was able to answer many of my questions about my illness.
Feeling foggy? Be kind to yourself as you learn to manage this frustrating RA symptom.
View Best Health’s Facebook Live chat on living with rheumatoid arthritis with Rheumatologist Dr. Sonja Gill and Eileen Davidson, a rheumatoid arthritis patient advocate
When I was diagnosed with this chronic illness at age 29, I was expecting joint pain. I didn’t expect to feel like I was hit by an 18-wheeler.
On Episode 31 of the Arthritis Life podcast, Eileen shares her journey going from devastated and overwhelmed to being a patient leader, writer, advocate and research contributor in just six years. She also shares reflections on mental health, single parenthood, the importance of exercise and tips for symptom tracking.
Telling anyone they are too young to live with a condition is more inflammatory than it is reassuring or supportive.
VANCOUVER — With the province’s ever-evolving vaccination rollout changing seemingly by the day, British Columbians with serious health conditions feared being forgotten. Now, they are delighted to be receiving invitations to roll up their sleeves the morning after their group was announced as a priority.
The biggest similarity between rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis is that they’ve both taken parts of my life that I won’t get back — a job I loved, activities I enjoyed, and simple physical freedoms.
Being more in tune with my health gave me a deeper understanding of how the winter affects me physically and mentally.