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Same dragon, different day.

This is hard. You’ve started a new biologic. A “miracle drug,” as it’s sometimes referred to. It’s been about six weeks since you started it—not long enough for most biologics to show their effects, beneficial or otherwise, but in some patients, this one has “worked” this early. For you, not so much. In fact, at …

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Self-care? If you’re like me, the words force a sardonic little snort. I mean, who has time for that? For me, the non-holiday months are already chock-full of responsibilities to (and for) others. For example, I take care of my elderly mom full-time and write freelance articles for a living. There’s also the usual, day-to-day …

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Your kidneys—two, bean-shaped, fist-sized organs in the low back—are the body’s workhorses, filtering waste from the blood through urine, regulating electrolytes (and salts) in the body. They may be affected by RA too. Read more here: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/your-kidneys/

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