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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  • worldofblah4

    going to dermatologist again tomorrow

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    Hi. I posted this on the psoriasis group too but I thought that this group may be able to help too! I have had scalp psoriasis and little patches on my knees for about 9 years and for the past 7 months or so increasingly I have been extremely ridiculously exhausted and increasingly worsening of joint pain especially in my knees and fingers. Within the past 3 months my fingernails and toenails...
  • CarolineBerb4

    Chronic pain

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    I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.  I am sick if being on pain killers. I want to lead a more holistic life and being addicted (bc after a few years lets face it, im addicted to it). Im scared of coming off them bc i know it will be the worst pain ever. And then what do i do? Live with even more pain then im in bc i dont want to take anything? I guess what i want to know is how do you...
  • Wondering if others doctors have done x-rays to help diagnose? Hoping this one is a little more pro active in helping me. I have been on Enbrel injections for a few years but it seems to not be working as well now. I have psoriatic arthritis and now believe I may have axial spondylitis in my lower back at my hips. I am a housekeeper in a nursing home so my job is terrible for my condition but...
  • SophiaTheElf

    Weather affects arthritis?

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    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?
  • Fly304

    Weird symptoms, can you help?

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    My moms had osteoarthritis for several years. Began having odd symptoms, went to many drs, thought she might have ms..did testing and no one could tell her the problem. Right now shes having bad problems with her feet. They tingle, burn, and hurt...basically drives her crazy. Sometimes this effects her legs or hands. Does anyone have any clues as to whats happening? Or is this just a side effect...
  • elaine250

    I am loosing it!!!

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    I went in after a lot of testing cause I have such sever arthritis and i am told I have ms...I am not handling this well!! I am freaking out cause the symptons are coming on so fast.  I had cancer twice and honestlly, I handled it better than this.  I am scared to death to become a prisoner in my own body, a burdon to my family and a person my husband doesn't recognise. i am scared so scared i...
  • linda50

    Spondyloisthesis..who has this??

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    I have degenerative disc disease along with spondyloisthesis, my short word for it. I don't tk there is a support group for this. I believe it plays in with the DDD. Any advice from y'all wld be great! It's really hurting my bk bad.I do not want surgery! I'd never be the same, or worst.
  • jojored

    Arthritis? Wierd finger issue.

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    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...
  • milklover

    ACHING BACK

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    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...
  • lovebeingmommy91

    PVNS- surgery

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    Hello. My name is Susan. I just joined this group. I was diagnosed with PVNS about a year & a half ago in my right knee. Has anyone had this & gotten the surgery to remove the tumors? I have a slight tear in my meniscus too. My surgery is going to be in a week or 2. I'm so scared & nervous. My DR said I can walk the same day. What should I expect going in? How was your recovery? How was physical...
  • zzztop

    OSTEOARTHRITIS FEEL AWFULL

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    HI i,AM NEW HERE , i HAVE WALKED AND EXERCISED FOR YEARS. I JUST TURENED 69 , I WILL TRY TO MAKE THIS SHORT. I HAVE FELL 2 TIMES IN THE LAST 3 YEARS. THE FIRST FALL A DOOR WAS A SWINGING DOOR I DID,NT REALIZE THIS SORT OF LAYED ON IT AND WENT FLYING OUT DOOR LADNED ON CEMENT LEGS ALL TWISTED. WELL IN THE MORNING MY FEET WERE ALL SWOLLEN (I HYPER EXTENED THE LEGS AND ALL THE BLOOD POOLE TO MY...
  • MarleneJ

    The "Other" RA group!

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    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. https://www.dailystrength.org/group/rheumatoid-arthritis
  • madgeek

    Autoimmune Diseases?

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    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 https://www.dailystrength.org/group/autoimmune-diseases
  • paininthefoot

    Need help with arthritis of arch of foot

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    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
  • HGlucy

    Nausea with severe arthritis pain

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    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...