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Depression

Depression

Has anyone experienced depression soon after being diagnosed? How did you get through it? I’m struggling. Any ideas? I can’t grasp the fact that about 5 months ago I was fine. I could dress myself, walk, my fingers weren’t swollen, my wrists didn’t feel broken, I could hold a roll of toilet paper, put on socks and shoes pain free. I could go to the gym and try to lose weight using the machines. Now I’m depressed all the time. I feel like my life is being ripped away. I’m disconnecting from everything.… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I was incredibly depressed, could barely walk, lift a glass or do anything. Doctors tried to put me in antidepressants which I refused.

I went to the gym and would basically stretch and cry because I couldn’t even bend my knees ride the bike. I kept forcing myself to go and do more and more, because it helps my mental state so much. I changed my diet, took the meds and supplements and was finally able to do real work outs.Exercise helps with inflammation as well.

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes this is normal, you WILL find ways to "work around" things. I was like this when first diagnosed and couldn't turn a tap on or press a light switch.. That was over 20 years ago. I'm in pain now because of meds due to having a foot op and it's like being back there again. I've still lived with pain etc and frustration but it will get easier x

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I understand completely how you feel. Please tell your Dr they can prescribe you something

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

That is great advice those are the things that work for me, this is a day by day process 🙏🏼

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Well you are right, talking to someone might be a first step. Having other AI illnesses it is a chicken egg thing? is the depression anxiety a symptom or result of having them? And really that a think is a small factor when discussing treatment options... Anyway thanks

posted 12 months ago
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