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Does Rheumatoid Arthritis kill you?
...Since RA is an autoimmune disease, and progresses over time even with medication that can only delay progression does Rheumatoid arthritis inadvertently kill you? If so how long does that usually take..for someone who has severe symptoms, progressive symptoms, and is FOURTEEN YEARS OLD!!!! I'm a little scared..Wow...please I should have said this before I asked..if you have absolutely no idea what this is..DON'T ANSWER. I need educated answers..or atleast expieriance..someone who understands more than just the jist of the second word of my disease. lol
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.......Uh no. It won't kill you. Your joints will just be really sore.
Why the heck is the first person getting thumbs down? She is right you won't die. It's just arthritis. Just a different form.
the people that posted that i could not kill you are wrong. it can but it takes years and only if left UN-treated. But please talk to your doctor.Make sure that you are taking a biologic it will help stop the progress of the disease. it will take some time to find the right combo of meds that will help you the best so please be patient and always look for hope its there ya just need to look for it.if you need sa-more info go to WebMD they have lots there. Also they have an RA broad there. You can talk to real people that have RA, you can ask questions, vent cry anything and they will try and help you.


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