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Relationships Effects Rheumatoid Arthritis | Shelley Kasle | Arthritis Today Magazine | Arthritis Foundation

 

Interesting article evaluating the impact a positive relationship can have on RA. Focusing on the benefits of having a good communication network.

Relationships Effects Rheumatoid Arthritis | Shelley Kasle | Arthritis Today Magazine | Arthritis Foundation.

Pain Medication Recall

December 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Darvocet Recall – Potentially Fatal Heart Abnormalities Final Straw

November 20, 2010

 

Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is cooperating with the FDA in recalling Darvocet and Darvon, their versions of the pain killer propoxyphene. Darvon, which is also sold as Darvocet (with acetaminophen added), could cause serious and potentially fatal heart rhythm abnormalities, according to new clinical data reviewed by the FDA.

An outside advisory panel to the FDA recommended last year that Darvon and Darvocet be pulled from the market after concluding that the pain relief benefits of the drugs didn’t outweigh the significant risk of side effects related to overdose and addiction. However, the FDA is not required to follow the advice of the panel, and the two pain killers remained on the market until recent electrocardiography data from a clinical study revealed QT interval abnormalities occurred in healthy people taking normal doses of the drugs.

The main active drug in Darvocet and Darvon is propoxyphene, which the FDA has also removed from the market, affecting other generic versions of this widely prescribed pain medication.

Doctors have been asked to stop prescribing these drugs, and patients taking the medication are being advised to see their physician to discuss switching to another pain killer.

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Relationship between arthritis pain and marriage studied – Health News – NHS Choices

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment

No breaking news in this story, however as I experience the ups and downs of being in relationships, I can say pain does have an impact.  Most often pain can add strain on a relationship, especially if the partner does not respect nor understand your illness.  On the flip side, being in a stressful situation can have a negative impact on the way you feel.

 

Relationship between arthritis pain and marriage studied – Health News – NHS Choices.

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Inadequately Controlled Pain In Rheumatoid Arthritis Takes Its Toll On The Emotional And Sex Lives Of Women

November 17, 2010 Leave a comment

This is an excellent article. For both those who suffer from RA and their close companions.

Inadequately Controlled Pain In Rheumatoid Arthritis Takes Its Toll On The Emotional And Sex Lives Of Women.

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Krystexxa Approved | Gout Biologic | Arthritis Today Magazine

November 14, 2010 Leave a comment
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Snap Your Fingers and do your step,,,Customized workout programs, Wait for It, for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis

November 11, 2010 Leave a comment

I found this great website about a new program for RA. We all know how important it is to stay active, now we can go online and work it out.. Check out http://www.myrafitkit.com I loved the finger snap exercise..I do them as much as possible.

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