Anyone believe their RA (or other auto immune disease) was caused by some kind of toxic trauma or stressor in your life? Does the timing of symptoms add up for you?

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Autoimmune disease, not elsewhere classified

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  • PS


    Mine began to flare up horribly when the 2020 lockdown hit and hasn't come down since :(

  • loobyloo82


    I had a traumatic ruptured ectopic pregnancy, and then immediately after this, my symptoms began in my hands and knees. I was diagnosed with RA 4 months later. I'm almost certain the traumatic event triggered my RA.

  • Mr._Gary


    I had a crappy boss eho was on my case every day. I hated to go to work if I knew this guy was going to the boss that day. Heavy stress every day brought out my RA, first with my swollen feet.

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