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10 Common RA Symptoms

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  • SofiaRA
    4 years ago

    I don’t know if depression is a symptom of RA, but I suffer with depression now along with my RA. My doctor said that RA and depression are comorbidities. I think they are linked. I find when I am really fatigued from the RA, and in pain, my depression is worse.

  • suann
    3 years ago

    I did not have depression or much anxiety until I became disabled with my Ra and other illness’ that go along with it..You go all your life full sails ahead then all at once u find u cant do what u once did, keeping up with household chores depresses me along with trying to keep the dust bunnies at bay…Its the simple things in life we can no longer enjoy, its like my life came to a halt and everyone elses life is revolving around me.. I talked to my doctor about taking something for my depression, In Oct and Nov I lost 2 key players in my family, my dad and my best friend, ( my brother ). I did ask later that he up it due to all the stress of both dying so sudden..Always talk to your doctor, he can help more than words can..Hugs

  • suann
    3 years ago

    I did not have depression or much anxiety until I became disabled with my Ra and other illness’ that go along with it..You go all your life full sails ahead then all at once u find u cant do what u once did, keeping up with household chores depresses me along with trying to keep the dust bunnies at bay…Its the simple things in life we can no longer enjoy, its like my life came to a halt and everyone elses life is revolving around me.. I talked to my doctor a

  • hikerlove
    4 years ago

    Hi, I’m recently been diagnosed with RA. What is considered a flare up. I have been experiencing pain in my knees then this morning I have pain in my hip. Is this a flare up? I need some advice. ?

  • suann
    3 years ago

    You will know when u are in a flare, u won’t have to second guess..I found as my Ra gets worse the flares are more consistent, which we have found it hard to put mine in remission, my flares are very painful and the least I move at the moment the less pain I have. Educate yourself on the meds to treat it and all that goes along with having RA, hopefully you will be able to stay from flares and live a half normal life. For me, Ive tried everything that one could afford and nothing has stopped my progression, I think if treated earlier in the process I may have done better. Never give up and educate yourself and others, do not be afraid to let people know u need a positive team of players who can be there to carry u when u cant carry yourself…

  • Jenn Lebowitz
    4 years ago

    Hi hikerlove,

    Thank you for your question, and sorry for your recent diagnosis. I thought this page on flares might be useful: http://rheumatoidarthritis.net/what-is-ra/ra-flare/. Additionally, we encourage anyone experiencing new or worsening symptoms to speak with their doctor, to rule out any other possible underlying cause.

    I hope this helps!

    Best,

    Jenn (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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