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  • By Babychick

    Just been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis my whole world has changed
    My life now is medication and pain
    Trying to stay positive but some days it’s really hard I’m sure I’ll get used to things one day.

  • By Kelly Dabel Moderator

    Hi Babychick, Sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. I’m so glad you’ve found our site and I hope that this community is helpful to you as you navigate this. You are not alone here. Striving to keep a positive attitude is awesome and will take you far. In addition to discussing with your doctor I thought these articles may be helpful to you, Counting My Blessings-Good Days:, More Than Mind Over Matter: and an Overview of RA Treatment Options: We’re here to listen and offer support whenever you need it. Thank you for reaching out and please let us know any questions you have. Kelly Dabel, RD – Team

  • By Mariah Z. Leach Moderator

    Hi Babychick~

    I’ve been in your shoes and I understand what you are going through. When I was first diagnosed I found it so important to try to figure out how to keep facing forward – whether that was one day at a time, one hour at a time, or one minute at a time! As you and your doctor work to find a treatment to ease your symptoms and you learn to adapt, it will get better. And in the meantime please remember that this community understand what you are going through and we are here to support you!

    ~Mariah~ (Site Moderator)