by Lene Andersen, Community Leader for MyRACentral.
“Social media is changing the experience of living with RA and other types of autoimmune diseases. In the past, we went through it alone, each finding our own way to go through life with a chronic illness. Now the Internet has enabled us to find resources with the click of a mouse button, making it easier to be informed, empowered and in control of our medical care. And just as important, social media has created an online community of people who support and encourage each other. RA Guy sums it up like this: “[we] establish and maintain connections which are beneficial to everyone involved. Social media is not about what I’m doing…it’s about what we are doing!”