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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 55
    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Mild
    I am: n
    I have:
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    25yrRA completed the PFRS survey

    • PFRS: 23
    • Fatigue: Little
    • Sleep: Most
    • Stiffness: Some
    • Pain: Little
    • External Stress: Moderate

    More positivity in my life seems to be helping me be me!

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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 55
    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Mild
    I am: n
    I have:
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    25yrRA started taking Penicillin VK

    Dosage500 mg twice daily (starting )
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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 55
    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Mild
    I am: n
    I have:
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    25yrRA evaluated Penicillin VK

    • StartedAug 15, 2016
    • Dosage500 mg Twice daily
    • Effectiveness Moderate (for Sinusitis symptoms)
    • Effectiveness Moderate (for Sinusitis)
    • Side effects Mild
    • Adherence Always
    • Burden Not at all hard to take
    • Cost< $25 monthly
    • Advice & TipsGood stuff!
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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 55
    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Mild
    I am: n
    I have:
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    25yrRA decreased her Benadryl dosage

    Dosage50 mg daily (was 50 mg four times daily until )
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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 55
    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Mild
    I am: n
    I have:
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    25yrRA evaluated Benadryl

    • StartedSep 14, 2016
    • Dosage50 mg Four times daily
    • Effectiveness Moderate (for Allergic contact dermatitis)
    • Side effects Mild
    • Adherence Always
    • Burden A little hard to take
    • Cost< $25 monthly
    • Advice & TipsBeen taking Benadryl as a sleeping aid for years in conjunction with Tylenol after I had a NASTY experience with generic Ambien. Have gotten used to it, but really appreciated its effectiveness during my current bout with poison oak.
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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 55
    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Mild
    I am: n
    I have:
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    25yrRA updated her weight for

    • Weight: 196 lb 6 oz
    • BMI: 31.7
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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 55
    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Mild
    I am: n
    I have:
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    25yrRA completed the QOL survey

    Not being around my constantly critical husband seems to be making me feel and think more clearly. I feel as though I have been over medicated and out of touch with myself for a long time, kind of like coming out of a fog.

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    25yrRA
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 55
    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: Mild
    • Physical: Mild
    I am: n
    I have:
    Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    25yrRA was feeling neutral

    This has been a weird week. Tuesday was my 55th birthday and best approximates my now 30 year struggle with RA. My husband and I had a counseling session and I had to tell him that I would not be returning to our home where we have lived for around 16 years, but that my daughter, her husband and I were signing papers that night to move into a rental home we will share in the town of Paradise for at least 18 months. Obviously, this did nothing to improve his mood and our session turned into a 2 Kleenex box deal. Following that, I left and went to meet my kids for dinner at a local diner. We met with the new landlord and signed papers and paid the deposit in the parking lot and went into a nice dinner so I could order from the senior menu for the first time. They got me a cake and didn't make the wait staff sing, so I felt better about the whole thing.

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      25yrRA
      Data Quality: 2 stars
      • Gender: F
      • Age: 55
      Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
      Quality of life:
      • Mental: Mild
      • Physical: Mild
      I am: n
      I have:
      Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

      25yrRA completed the Mood Map survey

      • Function
      • Distress
      • External Stress
      • Depression
      • Emotional
      • Compulsion
      • Anxiety
      • Mania

      I am finally coming to grips with this horrible poison oak attack that I have been fighting!

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      25yrRA
      Data Quality: 2 stars
      • Gender: F
      • Age: 55
      Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
      Quality of life:
      • Mental: Mild
      • Physical: Mild
      I am: n
      I have:
      Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

      25yrRA updated her symptoms

      BetterAllergic contact dermatitis
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      25yrRA
      Data Quality: 2 stars
      • Gender: F
      • Age: 55
      Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
      Quality of life:
      • Mental: Mild
      • Physical: Mild
      I am: n
      I have:
      Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

      25yrRA updated her symptoms for

      No changeAllergic contact dermatitis
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      25yrRA
      Data Quality: 2 stars
      • Gender: F
      • Age: 55
      Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
      Quality of life:
      • Mental: Mild
      • Physical: Mild
      I am: n
      I have:
      Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

      25yrRA updated her symptoms for

      No changeAllergic contact dermatitis
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      25yrRA
      Data Quality: 2 stars
      • Gender: F
      • Age: 55
      Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
      Quality of life:
      • Mental: Mild
      • Physical: Mild
      I am: n
      I have:
      Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

      25yrRA updated her symptoms for

      NewAllergic contact dermatitis
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      25yrRA
      Data Quality: 2 stars
      • Gender: F
      • Age: 55
      Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
      Quality of life:
      • Mental: Mild
      • Physical: Mild
      I am: n
      I have:
      Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

      25yrRA shared details about Prednisone

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      25yrRA
      Data Quality: 2 stars
      • Gender: F
      • Age: 55
      Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
      Quality of life:
      • Mental: Mild
      • Physical: Mild
      I am: n
      I have:
      Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

      25yrRA was feeling good

      Poison oak seems to be retreating and pain is less intense. I don't remember poison oak ever hurting before, just lots of itchiness. May be due to my RA, Fibromyalgia or opioid use/sensitivity. Maybe it's just old age! Feel more like doing things today, always a good sign. The prednisone is also doing wonders for my RA right now!

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        25yrRA
        Data Quality: 2 stars
        • Gender: F
        • Age: 55
        Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
        Quality of life:
        • Mental: Mild
        • Physical: Mild
        I am: n
        I have:
        Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

        25yrRA was feeling neutral

        The poison oak is some better after all of the steroids of the last 2 days, but it is still rather itchy and mostly just painful! I got about 8 hours sleep last night and early this morning, which is way less than usual for me, but I can function. I also took another slightly warmer than lukewarm shower today to be assured that I have gotten ALL of the urushiol off of my skin. I am still playing laundry roulette, but after this experience, I really don't want another episode!

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        25yrRA
        Data Quality: 2 stars
        • Gender: F
        • Age: 55
        Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
        Quality of life:
        • Mental: Mild
        • Physical: Mild
        I am: n
        I have:
        Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

        25yrRA shared details about Prednisone

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        25yrRA
        Data Quality: 2 stars
        • Gender: F
        • Age: 55
        Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
        Quality of life:
        • Mental: Mild
        • Physical: Mild
        I am: n
        I have:
        Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

        25yrRA completed the QOL survey

        My daughter deserves a large part of the credit for making me more conscious about myself and becoming more active and more positive. Better use of my meds has also helped, including vitamins and OTC aids.

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        25yrRA
        Data Quality: 2 stars
        • Gender: F
        • Age: 55
        Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
        Quality of life:
        • Mental: Mild
        • Physical: Mild
        I am: n
        I have:
        Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

        25yrRA was feeling bad

        Having a VERY rough day! Apparently, I got into some poison oak over the weekend, and w/o knowing it, managed to get it all over myself and my clothes! It is getting progressively worse and I am fairly sure it has become systemic at this point. I had to go to counseling with my husband yesterday and it was all I could do to get there and back. My regular doctor does not work Fridays and I got a call back from his staff to just go to the local immediate care clinic. My face, especially my eyes and chin are COVERED, extremely itchy and painful. I also have it very badly on my right wrist and in some other parts too! I only take 5 mg of prednisone daily, so that is no way large enough of a dose to control or even affect it! I am going to go to the local pharmacy and try some over the counter solutions, but have the feeling I will be visiting the local clinic tonight! And I was supposed to go to football at my son in law's parents' home tonight! Poo! I feel very much the "old idiot," as I should know better by now!

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        25yrRA
        Data Quality: 2 stars
        • Gender: F
        • Age: 55
        Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
        Quality of life:
        • Mental: Mild
        • Physical: Mild
        I am: n
        I have:
        Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

        25yrRA was feeling good

        I feel pretty good, but have been very tired lately. I went to bed last night around 8:30 pm and didn't get up except for quick breaks for animal feeding and the bathroom until almost 1:30 this afternoon! Maybe it's because the season and thus the weather are changing, but I just don't know why I am suddenly so tired all of the time!

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          25yrRA 11 days ago

          Very well could be. Both my daughter and I had unusual crying spells on Tues night. Not normal for either of us.

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