Rheumatoid arthritis patients have a higher risk of developing lower gastrointestinal (GI) problems such as ulcers and bleeding, this according to a recent study published in the Journal of Rheumatology. The research looked at the incidence of upper GI tract problems vs. those of the lower GI tract. Upper GI issues declined over a 28… Read More Did you know that RA patients are at a greater risk for gastrointestinal problems?
Do you ever find yourself searching your mind for words you just can’t remember? Just this morning, I was telling my son to take out the garbage and I could not find the right word. I was saying, “Sweetie, grab the-the-the——.” I ended up pointing to the garbage bag to get my point across. If… Read More Fibromyalgia and Language Impairment
Many fibromyalgia patients have other conditions in addition to fibromyalgia. Additional conditions can make fibromyalgia symptoms worse and make daily tasks difficult to handle. One of those additional conditions that fibromyalgia patients may also suffer from is anemia, a blood disorder that causes extreme fatigue and many complications. The symptoms of anemia creep up on… Read More Anemia and Fibromyalgia
Ten years of looking answers and a diagnosis taught me two very important things: (1) how to advocate for myself and (2) how important it is to educate myself. Any time I come across newly diagnosed patients, the advice that I give them is educate themselves and advocate for themselves. This is something that no… Read More Take Charge of Your Health