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So sorry to hear this Dave. I don't person ally know anyone with the disease, but my MIL has RA. Hers is quite advanced now, but it seems to me that holding onto anger and bitterness really do age the body, just an observation. Thinking positively helps us to manage the cards we've been dealt. I'm certain you already eat healthy, but if not I'm sure that helps. This has to do with MS and lupus, but those are both autoimmune diseases and so is Parkinson's, but it was a big thing that just came out that artificial sweeteners such as those found in diet sodas cause symptoms very similar to MS. In fact, scientists now think that many people who drink diet sodas and are diagnosed as MS or lupus actually have formaldehyde poisoning (or whatever the sweetener is called I know after it heats up to 86 degrees it turns into formaldehyde). After they stop.drinking it often the symptoms vanish. So healthy, wholesome diet, rest, exercise and avoid high stress. You can also get a second opinion as well. I don't believe our lives are written out in stone already. We have the ability to make the best of what we've got.