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I was diagnosed with RA in 2010 and initially devasted but got my head around it and moved on. Hate taking the medication but resigned to it. I was very lucky for 7 years in that I remained relatively well. Not always sure if I am prescribed the best medication or the cheapest.
Over last year I have had several flare ups causing chronic fatigue and awful pain. Just getting over biggest one yet with viral infection which has floored me, left me in bed for 2 weeks crying every day and unable to enjoy the two weeks leave I took from work to spend with my son. I have been through every emotion possible- anger about having this bloody illness, anger about what it is doing to me, how it is affecting my relationships, frustration, sadness, fear about the future etc etc etc.
I know that lots of people are facing much more serious issues andcchallenges. I have a lot to be grateful for. My problem has been that I have always focused on being positive and never complaining or sharing these feelings. Just had enough this week and needed somewhere to let it out. Saying that I have arranged to have acupuncture and start Yoga. Will start CBT if I continued to feel low.
Has anyone else felt like this and what has helped?
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