Pain Destroying Me

I was diagnosed in 2015 with rheumatoid arthritis. My life has not been the same since.

How RA has changed my life

I am constantly in pain from my neck all the way down.

When I first get up in the morning I can barely move. I have to sit in a tub of hot water with Epsom salt mostly three times a day. This RA is destroying my life.

I no longer interact with friends and family in activities. I can no longer do hair. I was a flight attendant but now I can't fly, so I lost my job. I am currently not working. Arthritis has developed in my hands.

And because of rheumatoid arthritis, I had to have a hip replacement.

Fed up with RA

I can't focus anymore I have been on several types of medication and injections. None of them seems to be working.

Most of my days I lay or sit and cry because I'm uncomfortable. I can't sleep anymore due to the pain in my joints.

It's like my life has been turned upside down. I just need relief.

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

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

or create an account to comment.

Community Poll

Do you or someone you know have gout? (Select all the apply)