RA Support Groups

When a person suffers from a disease like rheumatoid arthritis, a support group is utmost necessary for him or her. The disease is at times extremely painful and limits the patient’s movements. The patient is unable to enjoy simple merriments of life and thus, feels depressed and irritated. In such a case, if he or she is met with a group of people suffering from same condition, he or she feels comforted. It is good to listen or read others’ experiences, learn from them, know about recent drugs and treatments and so on. Here we are giving some such support groups, which can help you find friends with whom you can share your experiences and spend a quality time.

WebMD Rheumatoid Arthritis Community (WebMD RA Community)

WebMD is a reputed website dedicated to medical information. By logging into their support community, you can get up-to-date information about the disease. What’s more, you can share your experiences and read others’. There are advices, tips, latest news, articles, videos and of course, support for you. Getting useful information from experts really matters and is extremely necessary for living successfully with RA.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy (Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy Page)

Facebook is everyone’s favorite social website, where you can get friends, chat with them, post pictures and videos, and do a lot! Now, you can use this popular social site for connecting with other RA friends and get useful info and tips from them and share yours. After all, your sorrow is alleviated when you alleviate others’! This is a fanpage of a guy who was diagnosed with RA at the age of 20 and has started a support group here. This is a good opportunity for men to connect with other RA friends, since many RA support groups are centered on women.

Suffering in Silence: RA Support Group (Suffering in silence: RA Support Group)

Facebook is incredible, and you can really do with it a lot regarding your RA! You can get so many RA friends here and you can actually have fun and encouragement. Visit ‘Suffering in Silence’ and enter a new world of care, sympathy and support!

Arthritis Foundation (arthritis.org)

This too is an excellent website for getting up-to-date information and a good support for those suffering from RA. Their vision is to create a world free from arthritis pain! When you read about what is going on in the world of rheumatoid arthritis and how people are fighting against this deadly disease, you certainly feel elated that you are not alone!

MDJunction People Helping People (www.mdjunction.com/rheumatoid-arthritis)

This is one more excellent website to get new RA friends to seek useful tips, advices, news and more. Here you can get actual experiences about usage of drugs and treatments and can discuss thoroughly with other users about the good and bad effects of the treatment. It definitely adds to your knowledge and of course, gets you new friends!

YAHOO! RA-Support Group (RA-SUPPORT GROUP)

Yahoo! is our favorite because we connect with friends through mails and chats with its help and enjoy a lot! Now, you can use your favorite mailing website for getting connected with innumerable RA friends too. So, what are you waiting for? Log in today and get connected with them!

NRAS (www.nras.org.uk)

NRAS is an excellent support group for RA, imparting useful info and tips to patients as well as to their relatives. Believe it or not, support is also necessary for your near and dear ones, while taking care of you. This site is extremely useful from that point of view. You can even call on their number and talk personally to get your various questions answered and listen to some encouraging words.

You can join one or all of these groups and start sharing your views, experiences, knowledge and thoughts with others and get support from them. However, it is recommended to start with one and then increase the circle, to keep a good track. Here are some other RA support groups.

Drugs.com (www.drugs.com)

SoCal (SoCal Rheumatoid Arthritis and Autoimmune Support Group)

My Rheumatoid Arthritis Journey (My Rheumatoid Arthritis Journey)

Patient.co.uk (www.patient.co.uk)

MyRACentral (www.healthcentral.com)