When my Grandmother was diagnosed with RA a few decades ago, the milder cases were simply put on aspirin, over 20 a day! If they didn’t die of a bleeding ulcer, they were quickly disabled from the disease. The more severe cases might be put on prednisone or gold but was pretty much it. Not a lot to choose from.
As much as I hate having RA, I am glad I have it now. Never before have we had so many treatment options. In the last two years we’ve been bombarded with new drugs and treatments. We have so much to choose from. Most of us will live full productive lives, unlike those a generation ago.
There are a host of new drugs in development, and maybe even a cure in the works. The next generation of RAers may never even have to consider a joint replacement or take a liver damaging drug, what a wonderful world that will be!
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RA, not just the joints
Did you know Rheumatoid Arthritis can attack much more than just the joints?
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