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Sunnydaze

898d

I struggle with major depression and rheumatoid arthritis. How do you deal with these and the way they impact each other?

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    • LB

      892d

      I found that RA exacerbated my existing depression. Definitely have spent a lot if time being angry & sad & wallowing & disengaged. I don’t have any cures for it, I have just given myself time & space to feel it & then slowly try to reach out to people to remind myself I’m not alone & that my life is worth living regardless of the challenges of my body.

    • LB

      892d

      I found that RA exacerbated my existing depression. Definitely have spent a lot if time being angry & sad & wallowing & disengaged. I don’t have any cures for it, I have just given myself time & space to feel it & then slowly try to reach out to people to remind myself I’m not alone & that my life is worth living regardless of the challenges of my body.

    • Ms_G

      895d

      ❤️ o I have depression as well . I find January to be the hardest although I try very hard to be happy

    • ThatRAchic

      897d

      Well, I do suffer from depression but I’m also a very happy person, so I always feel like I have to have a smile on my face. And then when it does rear it’s ugly head, I fight it with everything I’ve got. I really try my hardest, and my husband says I’m good at, making sure I’m not treating others poorly. I also meet with a counselor every week and lean into God and prayer. I don’t know if any of this helps, but that’s just what works for me. You’ve got to find what works for you.

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