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6/8/13 11:46 P

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emoticon Mary!
So sorry you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and they have not yet found a treatment that helps :(( It really is a crap shoot. I have had the disease since age 6 1/2 and have been on everything under the sun. The longest thing they have kept me on has been methotrexate, the gold standard treatment. But non medicinal things that help are regular physiotherapy, exercising, ice, heat or rest depending on what feels best, splinting for sore upper body parts and the use of TENS. Be proactive about you care and don't be afraid to ask for help. It was physiotherapy that kept me out of a wheelchair. Occupational therapists can give you splints and devices to make life a little bit easier.
Wishing you all the best on your weight loss journey and I hope your Dr's keep on top of your condition and don't let it get out of hand.
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Linda

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6/8/13 9:04 P

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emoticon Mary! I'm sorry you have an autoimmune disease, but you're on the right team for a wealth of information. Please join us on the team "Chatter." Happy to have you on the team!

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6/8/13 8:49 A

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Thank you I make sure i bike ride 2x a day even if i don't want to the problem is that my hands knees elbows are very swollen

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6/8/13 8:46 A

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Hi, Mary -

Members here have cases that range from mild (like mine) to pretty severe, so you're likely to find whatever help you need in finding ways to deal with the day-to-day struggles of your "flavor" of RA. Post here in the group, ask questions - I have learned so much from the others!

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6/8/13 8:33 A

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My name is Mary and I am living with Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease its very painful and i have been through lot's of meds with no luck yet

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