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Kathleen Turner The actress learned she had severe RA in her mid-40s, in 1993. In her 2008 autobiography, Send Yourself Roses, she described how the illness wiped out her sex life and led to her dependence on alcohol. Turner says exercise has helped her cope with the illness, while medication is keeping it under control. The Body Heat star urges others who suspect they might have RA to act quickly, and get a blood test for RA factor. "The earliest you can test for arthritis—do it," she…


Celebrities With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kathleen TurnerStage and screen actress Kathleen Turner, best known for her energetic and seductive roles, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 1992. Ever since, the two-time Golden Globe winner and Academy Award-nominee has been outspoken about her autoimmune disease in the hopes of helping others. Turner wrote about her struggles with rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in her 2008 memoir, Send Yourself Roses. She says she never let having rheumatoid arthritis symptoms stand in the way of…


Celebrities With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Camryn Manheim, who played an attorney in The Practice from 1997 to 2004, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 44. She went to the doctor after feeling crippling pain in her hands. She, too, is outspoken about her condition and has participated in the National Arthritis Foundation’s efforts to raise awareness

Author Karen Pokras Tox, author of tween books "Nate Rocks" books and "Millicent Marie is NOT my Name" has her husband share 30 things about her #rheumatoid arthritis for Invisible Illness Awareness Week

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9 Celebrities With Lupus

In 2010, Lady Gaga told Larry King that she tested "borderline positive" for lupus. But to be diagnosed with lupus, a person must have certain symptoms and a positive blood test for self-attacking antibodies. A positive test, which Lady Gaga might have been talking about, doesn’t mean you have lupus—you need to have symptoms, too.

from Mail Online

Kathleen Turner had 12 operations for rheumatoid arthritis

Tough time: Kathleen Turner reveals she had 12 operations, one a year, to overcome her rheumatoid arthritis

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