Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms: What Y...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms: What You Should Know

There are 4 comments on the Buzzle.com story from Aug 11, 2008, titled Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms: What You Should Know. In it, Buzzle.com reports that:

Learn about the many types of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. If you were to guess which gender rheumatoid arthritis tends to affect, which one would you guess? If you guessed women you are absolutely correct.

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lindsey hurley

Athlone, Ireland

#1 Aug 12, 2008
i have rheumatoid arthritis for the past 3 and a half year ,iam 25 yrs old is there any thing i can get meaning naturel tablets that acting work with pain.

South Africa

#2 Aug 13, 2008
Hi there, I am 44 yr old South African female and was diagnosed with RA last year March 2007. I suspect I have been battling with R.A. for a long time, stiffness, pain, swelling and did not know what was wrong or too scared to find out. I have a high threshold for pain. I was put on Methotrexate, anti-inflamm, a malarial drug, panados etc - then this year after 2nd pack dosage of Enbrel Inj I developed nose bleeds, earache, large lymph nodes in neck - told Dr. I think its the Enbrel - had biopsy/result Sinus histiocytosis (I dont know what that is - Dr still has not gien clarity. She said it could go dormant or go to stage 11. Really scary. Cheek she had to say I must go back on the Enbrel in 1 month's time. No ways! I am now frightened and afraid of getting more disease names. Is there anyone out there who has gone through the same or a Dr. to give me advice? Saw a website that patients diagnosed with R.A. at age 45 yrs without full treatment could be crippled within 6 years - Help!

South Africa

#3 Aug 13, 2008
P.S. I also developed Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and had both hands operated on in March/April 2008 this year. (Had major sufering)
zach aters

Mesa, AZ

#4 Jun 10, 2010
I was diagnosed with degenerative RA back in 1998. I received various treatment for 3-4 years, all with potential serious side affects. One day I went in for my treatment, and noticed that I was in a room full of patients that were twice my age. That got me wondering, the probability of side effects from some of these drugs are based not on a young population but an older population. I was then determined to do what it takes to heal without the treatments.

I started really watching what I eat and most of all I started working out on a regular basis. The RA slowly started to get better.

After 8+ years of this, I have been free from the disease for 3+ years and as a byproduct of my new lifestyle am a 6 time Ironman triathlon finisher. I know this type of excercise is extreme, but the cause of RA is your immune system attacking your body.

Endurance excercise lowers your immune system, which is why marathoners are more likely to catch colds after they run. I believe the combo of diet and this type of excercise helped to stop my immune system from attacking my joints.

My advice is to do your own research and do not soley rely on the medications that doctors will recommend. Ask questions,

Good Luck

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