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Actually, though! I relate to your comment so much, Amy!
In my friend’s defense, though, their perception of illness is sick or healthy. There is really no way for them to know the gradient that is an autoimmune condition. I do appreciate the people who try but sometimes it’s exhausting. Best, Monica
Hey @miaj! Thanks for commenting! You are so right. I often find that internalizing my feelings makes me even more tired but, like you said it’s difficult to find anyone who listens.
Please know you can always come here if you want to talk or vent. We will listen! ~Monica
A great article!
@debbielinn RA is a long road, but there are breaks in the slog, and it’s good to know you might be coming to one. You are never alone, you have us! Keep on keepin’ on, DPM
@celie RA can affect all different parts of the body, if you think it may be related best to contact your rheumatologist. Either way, we’ll be here for you. Keep on keepin’ on, DPM
@sout178 In rebellion – I like that. It’s a good way to put it. When it’s humid here, which it has been like every single day, my joints rebel too. It’s been bad lately, but we do our best here together! Keep on keepin’ on, DPM
@miabubba14 I know RA can be overwhelming, and it takes its toll mentally. You can always come here, though, and be with people who get it. Keep on keepin’ on, DPM
@remedyready Finding pain meds for me was a lifesaver, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only remedy out there. I know it can be overwhelming and frustrating but keep searching, there are other alternatives i’ve heard of. I can’t recommend anything technically but check out our Facebook page and the rest of the website, others have spoken about t…
@blue Thanks for reading, pharmacists, not all but most I’ve met, seem to think they always know better than doctors. Why that is I have no idea. Keep on keepin’ on, DPM
@hwb0w4 I wish! I tried to send him a thank you but apparently thats “unprofessional.” LOL. I feel like it was more because I actually made sense and insurance… doesn’t! Thanks for reading, keep on keepin’ on, DPM
@lifenowwithrd It is frustrating for sure! It’s never a rheumatologist that reviews us, is it? That should be a prerequisite. It’s never a reason that ever makes sense, is it? Thanks for reading, keep on keepin’ on, DPM
3 years in as far as I know. It’s amazing when you look back on the years and see how health issues I had in the past are symptoms of RA. Insomnia, IBS, anxiety , cervical and lumbar issues. Now with RA diagnosis, these things finally make sense! It’s nice to finally put two and two or five and six together. Such a long road but at least I know…