It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

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The rainy season has started. Even though this is our summertime, the combination of high altitude, clouds, and rain makes it feel like wintertime. Yesterday we had quite a storm right after lunchtime – thunder (my dogs are never happy when strange noises start coming out of the sky) and a strong downpour for a couple of hours early afternoon. …

New Warnings For A Popular Rub-On Pain Reliever

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12/15/09 A federal agency has announced new warnings for all products containing diclofenac sodium, including Voltaren Gel, because the medications have been linked to reports of serious liver damage resulting in transplants and deaths. Read More: http://www.arthritistoday.org/news/drug-warning-liver-damage025.php Hat tip to Arthritis_IA for sharing this link. I ‘ve been using Voltaren Gel 2-3 times a week for months during my physical …

Embracing My Rheumatoid Arthritis

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“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” -Kenji Miyazawa Over the past month, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy has realized that his rheumatoid arthritis has not seemed to be as disruptive as it once used to be. I’m not saying that my rheumatoid arthritis has not been active – it has been active, maybe it has not …

BBC News: Cold Weather Misery For Arthritis Patients

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Like many people, Nila Patel is feeling stressed about the prospect of entertaining her extended family during the Christmas holidays – but her concerns are exacerbated by the fact she has rheumatoid arthritis. The 26-year-old, from London, is hosting a family dinner with her mother, but her fingers are badly deformed and her condition makes domestic duties more of a …