You’re all so kind. I’d like to know if depression goes with RA?
Thank you cindy. My doctor put me on generic lyrica yesterday and shared it’s also an antidepressant. I’ve been crying on the drop of a pin lately. Now I understand.
Same here, this RA has impacted my mom/wife life DRASTICALLY and every single thing makes me cry. It’s been a rough year....
yes. Depression, biologically, is a side effect of neuroinflammation - the brain is not immune to systemic inflammation
Thank you daria.
It can also be the cause of RA from a holistic point of view.
Katy Foley there was one case study of a man who went into remission for RA on escitalopram (antidepressant). I've seen people whose inflammation levels steadily decreased when their anxiety and depression was treated non-pharmacologically.
I really appreciate all the feedback.
Daria Russell Oh thats really interesting, I have been suffering from sadness and and depression for the past few years. Recently been treated by a homeopathic and seems to have helped.
It can. Depression can go with any chronic disease.
We can get depressed re our circumstances. RA is not for sissies.
Depression is a part of every auto immune disease, as it slowly takes up way your ability to function, as it continues to cause pain and causes you to be unable to do the things you used to do, as it isolate you from others as you don’t feel supported.
Yes it does - I think it’s the constant pain, stiffness and not being able to do much physically + the medicines like prednisone and methotrexate which all add up to make one feel depressed. Once the pain is under control, the depression goes away
Yes it does. I'm on antidepressants and they really help
Depression can get caused by brain inflammation. The vagus nerve connects the gut to the brain and dysbiosis in the gut will cause brain inflammation. That's why gut health also impacts mental health.
Wow, this is so much to learn. Thank you for sharing.
I know many people struggle with depression brought on by RD and sometimes even the meds they are on. I have been meditating a very long time and have been very blessed not to have been through that. Years ago when I used humria and enbrel it caused some anger issues and other meds just made me sick so I don't take any RX meds now.
For some, absolutely. Doesn't happen to everyone though. A good CBT specialist can help navigate through this disease.
What is a CBT specialist?
Debbie Castle Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Yes it is a struggle to stay positive when you are constantly in pain and can not do things you want to do! Feel better
Yes I suffered with depression when I had it bad. It's naturally going to happen because you are in so much pain and feel frustrated. I found headspace meditation and yoga really helped
Really interesting, I had never heard the actual physiological reason for the relationship between pain and depression. All the more reason to double down on anti inflammatory diet and supplements!
Most people who suffer from chronic pain suffer from depression
Yes, it's very common! I've been going through bouts of severe depression this year and recently began seeing a therapist. It makes a big difference if you find a therapist who's right for you.
Yes it does. Make sure you live by with your strong will power, your inner love, do what makes you happy and spiritual practice keeps you going stronger.
I have a very strong support group with my church family. I’m blessed real big.
I feel like depression comes with to an extent. I have moments when I am constantly reminded I can’t do a bunch of things I use to be able to do. I am not giving up though! Be strong
I'm having such depression and anxiety I feel like I could explode any minute. Time is so short and I feel guilty when I can't be everything for everybody. Sorry ya'll. Today was just not a good day.