The Faces of Rheumatoid Arthritis

I don't know about you all, but as hard as I try to stay positive, I have my negative, lonely RA days too. When you wake up in sweltering pain knowing that it's going to be a difficult day before you even get out of bed in the morning, it's easy to feel down. On day's like this, I personally find myself asking myself a million questions. Like, "why was I targeted with this painful chronic disease called Rheumatoid Arthritis? Why do my joints constantly ache?...more

Yoga Helps Control Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain – in Your Mind and Your Body

   No one can argue that Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) isn’t extremely painful....more

The Role of Vitamins in Rheumatoid Arthritis

 Although there are some miracle prescription drugs on the market which can help curtail the crippling effects of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), there is still no cure for this chronic disease. No one knows exactly why some people end up permanently crippled while others can live somewhat normal lives with few minor adjustments. No matter the severity of the RA, we must continue balancing our lives to the best of our abilities....more

Sick girls - you are not alone

  In the midst of another busy day at work yesterday, the newest Chronic Babe newsletter written by Editrix Jenni happened to pop into my inbox. I rarely have the time to read these while working, but desperately needed a minute to step away from the 25,000 line Excel spreadsheet I was analyzing before my eyes glazed over and my head exploded....more

May is Arthritis Month. Start moving.

 “Wait a minute…. I have arthritis and you’re asking me to exercise? Give me a break! Do you know how much pain I’m in? There’s no way my body will allow me to walk through the door of a gym let alone to the end of my driveway to grab the mail. “    Do you suffer from arthritis and does this scenario sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone....more

Is my Rheumatoid Arthritis actually a blessing in my life?

I have read many articles during my intensive Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) research which  suggest that women developing RA during their childbearing years might have been able to prevent the onset of RA or at least delay their  RA symptoms if they became pregnant earlier in life. As a woman who developed RA at the young age of 23, I am often flabbergasted by this suggestion. If I honestly had the opportunity to chose between being a single mom at 23 years old or developing a crippling, chronic disease, I think I would have hit up the sperm bank!...more

Moderate Drinking Might Slow Rheumatoid Arthritis Progression? Sign me up!

Moderate Drinking Might Slow Arthritis Progression? Sign me up! According to Reuters Health, recent studies support that moderate drinking may slow the progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis....more

Just to be clear, the article i sourced in this blog said DO NOT drink HEAVILY if you have RA ...more

Will the Gentlemen Please Stand Up?

Come on Jesse James, really? You are married to a woman often coined the most beloved actress in Hollywood yet you still can't keep your pants zipped? I've heard nothing but wonderful things about Sandra Bullock. There are millions of rumors of how nice she is to everyone, how fair and even keeled she is with her employees. This list of her "non-Hollwood-esque" attributes could go on forever. And I haven't even touched on her beauty... or her acting talent. She is surely what I would call, "the total package"....more

Rheumatoid Arthritis… What does it feel like?

According to the Mayo clinic definition (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/rheumatoid-arthritis/ds00020), Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder which “occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues. In addition to causing joint problems, rheumatoid arthritis can also affect your whole body with fevers and fatigue”. Let’s think about this for a moment… That means my immune system really attacks my own body’s tissues?...more

A Day in the Life of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of those infamous invisible diseases…if you’re lucky. If you’re lucky, the doctors diagnose you in a timely manor so physical aspects of the disease don’t begin to mutilate your body. If you’re not lucky, your fingers and toes begin to curl up and take on a new form which you cannot control. It repulses you to look at your own joints and limbs. You want to crawl into bed and cover your head without ever making a public appearance again....more