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Depression

Depression

I have been really depressed. I am not sure if it is the RA or from menopause. I am an emotional eater. I am depressed, I eat. Then I am even more depressed because i have eaten. Does anyone else have this issue? If so do you have any advice?
Does Methotrexate make you gain weight?

A myRAteam Member said:

Most people who have RA suffer bouts of depression. RA is such a life changing disease,you can't help but get depressed sometimes. The best medicine is talking to someone. Going through menopause certainly doesn't help,it can cause depression. People on this site understand. Talk, scream & shout, we're here & will listen.

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I saw a counselor who has helped me a lot. I was angry i lost the lifestyle I had I’m in a wheelchair mostly due to rhemotuid . The best thing is being able to talk to someone I don’t have to pretend that I’m alright to. I can be angry, upset just me .. it’s been great Sad good luck

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Thank You so much I really needed to talk to someone who understands It’s hard to explain to people who don’t know the full affect of this life change

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Cookies are my downfall! If I had recognized depression a couple of yrs. ago, I don't think I would have gained 40 pounds !?!?. Steroid shots into my knee, wrist and low back contributed too !?!? When I finally went to my primary doc about depression (I was walking my dog quickly at night for many months so I would not have to get out of my PJ's/robe worn 24/7) he saw I was on a half-dose of the anti-depressant now recommended for Fibro / RA / etc. A few days of the new dose changed my life since I was already taking the med. A new prescription takes a few weeks to work! I hope you will see a physician to get an anti-depressant as soon as possible. Please don't worry about any stigma attached to anti-depressants, being depressed. It's MEDICINE for a recognized ILLNESS ! I've read about 20% of the population is depressed at any one time, including children and teens. Don't worry about ID-ing a specific cause! Just having one of these diseases is enough to depress anyone. Of course, hormones don't help at any time! Please get help. Any family doctor can prescribe them, as well as your Rhuematologist. Best wishes to you, kay.

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

The depression seems to be part of this ra and the fatigue too. I live alone but have a great daughter who helps me so much but works full time and has her life to live and enjoy the grandchildren when she can, 2 in California, 1 in Wisconsin,such a blessing to us all! I get together with lady friends as much as I can which really helps the depression! Still many blessings to thank God for. Love and prayers to all 🙏🤗
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posted about 1 year ago
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