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Muscle wasting - I had no idea it had a name!

Rheumatoid cachexia - the official name for muscle wasting - happens to most of us for one reason or another, but this article is full of interesting information and tips:

healthline.com/health/rheum...

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Can't read article because healthline insists I accept their (non) privacy policy - which I won’t! But a good subject to discuss...

But yes I’d read this elsewhere and a reason why I’m so keen on exercise...and resistance exercise like explained here

nras.org.uk/gold-winner-

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Thanks for this article

Why haven’t we been told this by the medics?.....

I’ve been complaining about these symptoms and I just get that’s your arthritis ( the reply I got yesterday from GP) with these same symptoms.🤬😡🤬

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I agree, it's never been discussed so clearly which is what prompted me to post it. I often think our lived experience of RA gives us more insight and knowledge than some consultants - in fact I'd put us first, rheumatology nurses second, consultants last!

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Interesting. I often query whether some of my general, less severe, pain is genuinely active disease or old damage/weakness. Maybe muscle wastage is why a lot of people also end up with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia later on?

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I've been thinking the same, Whaleroad.

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Thanks for the share, had no idea such a thing existed but it certainly answers a lot of questions.

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