Rheumatoid Arthritis and Depression

As you know, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms are not just limited to your body. In fact, RA can also affect your mental health. Research shows that people with RA twice as likely to become depressed. One of the culprits is due to RA pain and the other to due to having to give up the…

Can rheumatoid arthritis affect the eyes?

Rheumatoid arthritis is primarily a joint disease. However, RA occasionally affects other parts of the including the eyes. Eye conditions associated with RA include: (1) Dry eyes – you can use preservative free artificial eye drops to ease the discomfort of dry eyes. It is also possible that this could be a symptom of Sjogren’s,…

Developing a Positive Attitude

You have heard the saying, “attitude is everything.” When you suffer from chronic pain, your attitude plays a big part in how you feel and so it is important to develop a positive attitude in order to cope effectively. Like many of you, chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia is a daily part of…

How Relaxation Can Help Fibro Symptoms

As a fibromyalgia sufferer, you know how stressful of a condition it is. Pain and discomfort interfere with your daily activities and has a major effect on your quality of life. You’re forced to adjust your life to accommodate your symptoms and you are tired all the time. All these things can negatively impact your…