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The Real RA: A Personal Look

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5. Day-to-Day Struggles

Shannan, Jennifer and Irene have a can-do attitude, but on bad days, the pain won’t let them accomplish their daily goals. Like many people with RA, they get frustrated and disheartened when they are unable to do basic household tasks. Check out the video to remind yourself—you’re not the only one who sometimes can’t open a pickle jar.

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