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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 52
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Moderate
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

    25yrRA updated her weight

    My weight has evened out since going off of the steroids in 2012! I am TEMPORARILY back on 5 mgs daily of prednisone because my arthritis was so bad at my last 2 appts that my doctor couldn't start me on a new biologic or treatment because of it. It's nice to reduce the swelling, etc, but I almost cried when he told me I needed to go back on the steroids! After more than 25 years of them, I felt SO FREE when I was taken off of them that I almost felt like I was starting life over. Prednisone is a NASTY medication, although it made a huge difference in my functioning, I cannot emphasize all of the NASTY side effects it had on me. E-mail me if you want details.

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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 52
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Moderate
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

    25yrRA updated her symptoms

    Balance problems BetterBalance problems, Dry skin, Heartburn, Persistent worry, Tremor(s), Urinary frequency
    Arthritis pain WorseArthritis pain, Back pain, Breakthrough pain, Heat intolerance, Insomnia See more
    severe SevereDifficulty sleeping through night

    I am OFF of numerous meds (e-mail me if you want details). W/o the Ambien, I no longer sleep regularly, but I am not nodding off during routine appts and conversations. At one point, my lethargy, out of it ness was SO bad that my husband and daughter were accompanying me to ALL appts and my spouse was seriously considering placing me in temporary inpatient care. In Oct 2012, I had a "heart attack," when my heart rate dropped VERY low during vomitting episodes. I received a pacemaker (read MIRACLEWORKER!) but then had a small stroke right before Thanksgiving. Thanks to my daughter (aka Light of My Life) and some patience from my not so patient husband, I have completely recovered. I now walk @1 mile every day around our small walnut orchard and property (10 acres) and do quite a bit of incidental walking and things such as hauling branches, and whatever.

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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 52
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Moderate
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

    25yrRA completed the PFRS survey

    • PFRS: 37
    • Fatigue: Most
    • Sleep: All
    • Stiffness: Most
    • Pain: Some
    • External Stress: Low
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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 52
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Moderate
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

    25yrRA completed the QOL survey

    • moderate Social
    • moderate Mental
    • moderate Physical
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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 52
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Moderate
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

    25yrRA updated the condition RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis:
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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 52
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Moderate
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Sex: F
    • Age: 52
    Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
    Quality of Life:
    • Mental: Moderate
    • Physical: Moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

    25yrRA was feeling neutral

    Ohysically, everything is fine, broke one of my inner upper second left incisors last night by taking a bite of a cookie! This looks to be more dental work which I really don't want!

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      25yrRA
      Data Quality: 2 stars
      • Sex: F
      • Age: 52
      Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
      Quality of Life:
      • Mental: Moderate
      • Physical: Moderate
      I am: n
      I have:
      RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

      25yrRA was feeling neutral

      I am physically feeling well and did my 1 mile exercise walk around our walnut orchard. My husband developed a severe pain in his upper cheek and has gone to the doctor this morning to see what it might be. I had to give him one of my industrial strength pain pills last night so he could get even a little bit of sleep. I am used to being the person in pain and he is used to being the strong one, so this is a bit unusual for us! I have a dental appt this afternoon to try to get my bottom denture to seat properly and do not like going to the dentist as it usually incurs large amounts of pain on my end. We are also emptying out the last few items from my deceased father's (he's been gone since 2008 and house is being sold) home and this causes sudden crying spurts from me. Even w/o the long term depression I am the crying sort....

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      25yrRA
      Data Quality: 2 stars
      • Sex: F
      • Age: 52
      Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
      Quality of Life:
      • Mental: Moderate
      • Physical: Moderate
      I am: n
      I have:
      RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

      25yrRA was feeling bad

      Bones hurt and back is giving me trouble. I have developed what the doctor calls little bruises all over my legs. They don't hurt or itch, just look weird. Also trying a new anti-depressant, Seroquel. Has anyone else had any experiences with seroquel?

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      25yrRA
      Data Quality: 2 stars
      • Sex: F
      • Age: 52
      Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
      Quality of Life:
      • Mental: Moderate
      • Physical: Moderate
      I am: n
      I have:
      RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

      25yrRA was feeling bad

      Feet hurt. Stomach feels bad and I can't find my GOOD stomach meds.

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      25yrRA
      Data Quality: 2 stars
      • Sex: F
      • Age: 52
      Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
      Quality of Life:
      • Mental: Moderate
      • Physical: Moderate
      I am: n
      I have:
      RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

      25yrRA was feeling bad

      Teeth are still bothering me. (Had my bottom ones pulled a couple of months ago). Still can't figure how to drink with my dentures in!

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        25yrRA
        Data Quality: 2 stars
        • Sex: F
        • Age: 52
        Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
        Quality of Life:
        • Mental: Moderate
        • Physical: Moderate
        I am: n
        I have:
        RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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        25yrRA
        Data Quality: 2 stars
        • Sex: F
        • Age: 52
        Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
        Quality of Life:
        • Mental: Moderate
        • Physical: Moderate
        I am: n
        I have:
        RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

        25yrRA was feeling good

        Today being my birthday, I actually feel pretty good, physically. Off to dinner at Red Lobster to TOTALLY screw up my diet!

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        25yrRA
        Data Quality: 2 stars
        • Sex: F
        • Age: 52
        Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
        Quality of Life:
        • Mental: Moderate
        • Physical: Moderate
        I am: n
        I have:
        RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

        25yrRA completed the QOL survey

        Right now I'm nervous about this lump on the right side of my chest.

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          25yrRA
          Data Quality: 2 stars
          • Sex: F
          • Age: 52
          Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
          Quality of Life:
          • Mental: Moderate
          • Physical: Moderate
          I am: n
          I have:
          RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

          25yrRA completed the PFRS survey

          • PFRS: 26
          • Fatigue: Some
          • Sleep: Most
          • Stiffness: Some
          • Pain: Little
          • External Stress: Moderate

          In general been feeling better since returning from my cruise.

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          25yrRA
          Data Quality: 2 stars
          • Sex: F
          • Age: 52
          Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
          Quality of Life:
          • Mental: Moderate
          • Physical: Moderate
          I am: n
          I have:
          RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

          25yrRA was feeling bad

          Went to the dr today. Mentioned my lump, he sent me immediately for a chest x ray. Says he thinks I may have pulmonary fibrosis, but he wants the 2nd opinion from the radiologist before he starts treatment. I don't know what to think

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          25yrRA
          Data Quality: 2 stars
          • Sex: F
          • Age: 52
          Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
          Quality of Life:
          • Mental: Moderate
          • Physical: Moderate
          I am: n
          I have:
          RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

          25yrRA was feeling neutral

          Went to SF for the weekend. On the way home we stopped and got a burger and fries and a chocolate malt. Got home and started throwing up! Now there's an end to a wonderful weekend!

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          25yrRA
          Data Quality: 2 stars
          • Sex: F
          • Age: 52
          Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
          Quality of Life:
          • Mental: Moderate
          • Physical: Moderate
          I am: n
          I have:
          RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

          25yrRA was feeling neutral

          The lump in my neck/chest seems to have subsided, but my neck is killing me!

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            25yrRA
            Data Quality: 2 stars
            • Sex: F
            • Age: 52
            Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
            Quality of Life:
            • Mental: Moderate
            • Physical: Moderate
            I am: n
            I have:
            RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

            25yrRA completed the PFRS survey

            • PFRS: 27
            • Fatigue: Most
            • Sleep: Some
            • Stiffness: Some
            • Pain: Some
            • External Stress: Moderate

            I was on vacation and for the most part, the weather was good.

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            25yrRA
            Data Quality: 2 stars
            • Sex: F
            • Age: 52
            Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 11 additional condition(s)
            Quality of Life:
            • Mental: Moderate
            • Physical: Moderate
            I am: n
            I have:
            RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

            25yrRA was feeling good

            Came back from my trip feeling well except for a small lump on the right side of my neck that bothers me when I swallow. I'm scheduled with my dr so hopefully he can tell me what the mystery lump is.

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