Life is Hard

Last updated: October 2022

I was diagnosed about a year ago and my life has changed dramatically.

RA challenges

I used to walk 5 miles a day and ride horses every weekend.

That is no longer the case ... with this diagnosis, I feel as though I lost myself.

I love my doctor and he is very sympathetic but no one else understands the fatigue and pain I am going through.

I have lost 14 lbs ... down to 76lbs and can barely function.

I don't see this going on much longer... anyone else feel they would be better off dead? I am so tired.

By providing your email address, you are agreeing to our privacy policy.

More on this topic

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.

Join the conversation

Please read our rules before commenting.

Community Poll

What lifestyle changes have you found to be most helpful in managing your RA?