A Video on Rheumatoid Arthritis

I prefer to call Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatoid Disease because it’s so much more than arthritis. That is only one symptom of the disease as you’ll see in the video.

One more thing I want to say is that they stress how important it is to be diagnosed quickly. That’s so much easier said then done when it’s hard to get into Dr.’s, it’s often hard to get Dr.’s to listen. And it mimics other autoimmune diseases. It’s taken 4 years for me and my Rheumie still doesn’t fully believe her diagnosis. Yeah figure that one out. I’ve got sero negative RA and Mild lupus symptoms. Sero negative meaning aside from being ANA positive, my RA doesn’t show up in my blood work. At least yet. It could as things progress, but I have many of the other symptoms of RA going on. Blood work is not definitive.

Good Days & Warm Beaches,

CrankyPants

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6 thoughts on “A Video on Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. That was interesting. The irony here is that they emphasize the importance of early diagnosis, and yet it’s such a difficult disease to diagnose early. It almost runs the danger of blaming the patient for not getting that early diagnosis, when the problem is the limitations of doctors and medical science.

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