Arthritis Support Group

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory, multisystem, autoimmune disorder. It is a disabling and painful condition which can lead to substantial loss of mobility due to pain and joint destruction.

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  • MarleneJ

    The "Other" RA group!

    Some of us just discovered this group which is not active. I have no idea why there are two Rheumatoid Arthritis groups.So if anyone comes here, come over to the active group, we would love to meet you and help you on your RA journey. Clicking on the link should get you there.
  • madgeek

    Autoimmune Diseases?

    I started a group for people with autoimmune diseases. I have a lot of autoimmune diseases and I know I need support and if anyone else has autoimmune diseases or wants to help please join. Here's the link
  • SophiaTheElf

    Weather affects arthritis?

    Am I the only one who's RA gets worse during certain seasons and when it rains or the pressure changes. There's a cold front coming into where I live and I can definitely feel a flare right now. does anyone else experience this?
  • paininthefoot

    Need help with arthritis of arch of foot

    Does anyone have arthritis in their arch of foot??? What did u do for it. I spect 3 months in PTHelped but now after 2 years back, I wear orthotic, and
  • jojored

    Arthritis? Wierd finger issue.

    Hi, I have been having something wierd going on with two fingers of my right hand since Tuesday of this week.  I'm 54, female, in good health.  A little background, several years back I had an ultrasound for a stomache issue I was having, and during the procedure the tech said that it looks as if I have osteoarthritis in my right hip.  Huh, I thought, I was in my late 40s at the time and...
  • HGlucy

    Nausea with severe arthritis pain

    Hi, I have a connective tissue disorder and arthritis of many joints.  It is the middle of winter and I am in severe pain.  I am often nauseated from pain.  I feel like my medication is not enough to control the pain I am in.  I find myself getting really discouraged and frightened when the pain is severe, and I don't know what to do.  The doctor suggests topical treatments but they don't...
  • deleted_user

    Hip Replacement

    Hello, I'm new here. I'm 37 and having both my hips replaced due to severe OA. My first surgery is at the end of Feb the second in March. I'm wondering what I should expect during recovery. My surgeries are 4 weeks apart. Any advice?
  • downeym19

    Arthritis Science Fair Project

    Hi,I am 15 years old with JIA. I've been diagnosed for 3 years, but I've had symptoms since I was five years old. I recently have started Humira. I usually do a science fair project, but this time I wanted to do it on something I'm passionate about. So I've decided for the topic to be on Arthritis. I need help from others and especially others with this disease to help me come up with a problem...
  • SouthernGirl08

    Rheumatoligy appointment

    I finally got my appt set, its January 5th.  I will do my best to get through the next several months while i wait to see why my ANA was positive.   I was told i have fibromyalgia back in the late 90's to early 2000.  I never had an positive ANA in all the years since diagnose.  this is all new to me but will learn what i need to when the time comes.  my ANA wasnt to high either so it...
  • milklover


    I am just at my wits end. I really do not know what to do. I joined this group with no response. I am going to try again. I have had several injections in my back because the asthritis in my back is very bad. Some days are better  than others and then the pain will kick in.I take TREMIDOL 2ever 6hrs. as needed for pain. Got a STERIOD INJ. in my lower back where I have a disc that i mashing flat...
  • KnowNot

    Rheumatologist Appointment

    Hi everyone! I have an appointment with a rheumatologist in August. This will be my first appointment with them, and I was wondering what I should expect. I've never really been to a doctor for pain issues before.My general practitioner did some xrays of me and says, from what she can tell, I have osteoarthritis in my knees and shoulders. Also, every one of my disks in my back are...
  • Sarah1986

    Chrondromalacia patella arthritis pain

    I got into a car accident in 2013 ever sense my knee has not been the same. I have chrondromalacia patella and arthritis.This has really ruined my life I have had to quit jobs and I became addicted to perocet because of it.I'm now clean and take a high dose of ibprofen.My knee also grinds and I feel like I have to pop it to get relief.Does anyone have any suggestions for the pain?
  • sweetpea222

    in so much pain

    i have oesto arthritis in my knee. i had a injection a few weeks ago in it to doctor told me to rest it for a couple of days to give the injection time to work. but my partner refused to help me at was 3 days before we was due to go on holiday and as you can guess alot to do. my knee has got worse. my elder brother wanted a wardrobe and bed from my lates aunts house i kept telling...
  • billwfriend

    Roll call whose still around?

    I just got my old user name I am no longer bigtimefun...but billwfriend again....woot woot
  • bigtimefun

    I am not new here used to be billwfriend

    but the changes I could not get in under old name yet and so created new account...anyway I had my surgery on left shoulder Tuesday...they did nerve block and it was weird to be paralyzed on arm but could move fingers....LOL I came out of nerve block last night around 8pm and pain has been below 4 since...took Aleve last night and again norco this morning but I know I probably don't...