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
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.
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
I understand completely how you feel. Please tell your Dr they can prescribe you something
That is great advice those are the things that work for me, this is a day by day process 🙏🏼
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