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Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis Depression

Often, I get letters from Rheumatoid Arthritis patients struggling with depression. I always encourage them to consider the options of counseling or medication since there’s no way to know how serious their depression may be. It’s heartbreaking. We hope that most of the time we can avoid serious depression, but patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis or...Continue reading      42 Comments » Read more

3 Questions & 3 Answers about Guilt and Chronic Illness

Dealing with guilt and chronic illness (UPDATED) Did you ever stop and think guilt and chronic illness? Of course being sick is not your fault. There is nothing that can prevent being diagnosed with an illness. And you can't make a cure instantly appear. We would, if we could. So, we’re innocent. Being sick with a chronic...Continue reading      67 Comments » Read more

Anxiety and Depression with Chronic Illness, part 2

Anxiety or depression with chronic illness is not unusual Many individuals who suffer from a chronic health condition experience some symptoms of anxiety or depression.  There are several different types of both anxiety and depression. Yesterday, we discussed symptoms of some common forms. Please read part 1 if you are trying to identify symptoms of anxiety...Continue reading      4 Comments » Read more

Anxiety and Depression with Chronic Illness

I’m excited about this guest post to introduce an important discussion. Various types of anxiety and depression are more common in those who live with chronic illness & chronic pain. I hope this post will help us to think about when symptoms are serious enough to need help. Hello brave RA Warriors!  My name is Karaleigh....Continue reading      20 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Anger

Rheumatoid Arthritis Anger: Cause or effect? Chicken or the egg? I wasn’t there of course, but I’ve always favored the chicken. I love chicken, especially fried chicken… Does RA cause anger? It can be managed politely, but there are times I’m definitely angry. At any one moment, I have more pain than many people I know have...Continue reading      65 Comments » Read more
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