“We tend to shy away from talking about our challenges, especially when we know others out there are doing far worse,” says rheumatoid arthritis patient Eileen Davidson. “But I am a firm believer in self-expression and speaking up about our troubles. We shouldn’t suffer in silence.”
“I’m nowhere near perfect and learning more and more every year,” says Eileen Davidson. Here’s a list of what helps her survive being a single mom with rheumatoid arthritis.
If you swear your arthritis symptoms get worse when you have PMS or during your period, you’re not alone.
People with chronic pain from arthritis and other conditions may be at an increased risk of having suicidal thoughts and behavior. Learn more about this link and when and how to get help.
Rheumatoid arthritis patient Eileen Davidson has had her share of doctor visits virtually and in person. Here’s her take on the good and bad of telehealth — and why it’s transformed her care.
How should others know how to support someone going through a challenge with their health when they don’t know much about it?
Just as you would wear an awareness ribbon to support a cause near and dear to your heart, wear a mask to show the world you care about public health and you’re willing safeguard your community —especially the high-risk members who need your help.
For World Arthritis Day, we wanted to capture what it’s like to be living through the COVID-19 pandemic as a person with arthritis. Here’s the scoop from Eileen Davidson, a rheumatoid arthritis patient in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada.
Fatigue isn’t just being tired. It robs us of our ability to think clearly and of our motivation. Your body feels like it’s powering off like a dying battery.
With proper guidance, strength training has become one of Eileen Davidson’s favorite tools for managing a painful battle with rheumatoid arthritis. This is how it became a critical part of her exercise routine and overall treatment plan.