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“Catastrophising” makes rheumatoid arthritis pain worse

A new study study presented in early June at the annual congress of the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR), has shown that catastrophising makes rheumatoid arthritis pain worse. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and good advice

Advice…good advice.  Unsolicited, well intentioned, good advice.  When you’re chronically ill, you get a lot of good advice.  Most people mean well, and want...

Rheumatoid Arthritis and the trolls and the bullies

Before I shut this down, I have to say something about bullying.Bullying is rife in the RA community.  I’ve seen it done to others. ...

Dear diary…another day on the couch with rheumatoid arthritis

Today I had a slow start, but I thought things were better.I didn’t hit the shower until 10am. I didn’t get in the car...

Rheumatoid arthritis and glaucoma, cataracts and sjogren’s syndrome – update

My nine monthly eye check came around this morning.  Only its been nearly 12 months, because I’ve already postponed it twice.  Flares and stuff....