Rheumatoid Arthritis and Stress

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edited December 2014 in Symptoms

Rheumatoid Arthritis article: Rheumatoid Arthritis and StressRheumatoid Arthritis and Stress

With rheumatoid arthritis and stress, it's a vicious cycle: RA causes stress and stress further aggravates the pain and other symptoms of RA.

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  • I was diagnosed with R/A after my children were born. I was fine until the past few years. I am in my 60's now and it finally got me. Such a horrible thing to go through. It can always be worse and I have an attitude that keeps me going.
  • I have a terrible case of RA and i had a highly stressful job. I was in unbearable pain for 15-20 years. I have always attributed my RA to that job. Stress and weather changes will start a flare every time. I'm 58 and i feel like I'm 98.
  • sherriesherrie New Life Outlook
    Hi @Jrose, so glad you found us! Happy to hear you are able to maintain a positive attitude to help get you through it! :)

    Hi @johmann, you are not alone here! Hopefully you can find some tips to help make life a bit more manageable.
  • Beans and grains? Really not healthy produces inflammation. Will not follow this thread
  • BJmBJm Member
    I got to tell you I met the best man in my life .. 4 years ago for 3 1/2 years we been living together he treats me like a queen & I believe he has helped me go into remission .. Because he's let me quit my job last yr & he never fusses at me if I feel bad or I don't feel like cooking or cleaning he don't fuss or say one word .. He's so good to me & he works so hard & takes care of all the bills & never talks about them .. So he's got rid of 90% of my stress ..though I filed for disability & havnt got approved to help out with the bills but will as soon as I get it ... He read all about RA & protects me as much as he can from stress .. But It's bad when some family members get you upset & stress you out & they don't care or understand when we get upset they make us hurt more ( they don't believe it hurts that bad & they could care less how I feel ) ... Or don't believe we're in pain just because we're in remission ... I have 2 beautiful grandsons I'm 40 & can't baby sit .. It really gets me upset because I'm so tired & if I have a weak attack I must lay down & sleep .. They tell me to toughen up .. I wish it was that easy ... I wish I didn't have aggressive RA for 7 years & when I filed for disability I was 3 points from getting it on my lungs alone .. Not including my RA , Daginitive disc disease( 3 bulging disk stage 4 ) raynauds-disease , fibromyalgia , chronic fatigue sydrome ,depression ....
    I will get my disability but I don't understand why some family members don't care they don't try to help me & they try to get me upset .. If my mother had this I would of been by her side helping her & spending as much time with her as I could .. With RA we never know how long we have with our loved ones ... But I'm thankful for the ones who has helped me & tried to understand ,, I pray everyone can reduse there RA with less stress & eating healthy ,, I pray they give us a cure befor it's to late for us all ...
  • Bulldogs21Bulldogs21 Member
    edited March 2015
    I have been battling rheumatoid arthritis for a little over a yr and it has been so hard. I feel for you all. But a month ago a friend gave me a sample of a new all natural product and it had been amazing. I have come off almost all my meds and feeling so much better. It has been a God Sent. God Bless
  • Linda01Linda01 Member
    Melissa I was taking xeljantzxe but it did not work for me, I have tried every meds out their and none of them are working. I have RA, Fibro, Neuropathy and I am in pain all the time. Can't work a full time job because of the pain and days I have to miss. Went to my specialist on Tuesday and now I have only 2 options left as far as meds goes. Going to start infusions at the doctors office. Not sure how I feel about it, my body can't take all the drugs anymore, changing all the time, I am allergic to most of the , humaria, embrel almost died from them , throat swelled shut. Feeling desperate!
    Linda
  • PennyPenny Member
    I have been suffering with something for about ten years. Three years ago I had a fire up and are being treated for gout. Last week had all kinds of blood work and x-Rays to see what is going on because sometime I hurt all the time and are now getting bumps or growths on feet and fingers. I have a family history of MS, Lupus, firbromalgia, muscle connective tissue issues and RA. When you hurt , you hurt. I have been made fun of about having gout and people just don't understand.
  • MargetMarget Member
    Ok what is the natural treatment?
  • @Bulldogs21
    Could you please tell me what it was that helped you? I am in need of something!
  • roserose Member
    Hi Everyone glad I found this site..
  • JrjJrj Member
    edited November 2016
    I have 6 different types of arthritis and they are severe. I get rhemicaid infusions at the cancer center ever 6 weeks. Without this medicine I cannot walk, my hands and wrists feel like they are broke and I cannot even do the simplest of things like take a drink of water, get dressed. I urge anyone that is suffering to look into this medicine. The medicine is also measured by the weight of the person. So a bigger person gets a bigger dose
    I have 6 different types of arthritis and they are severe. I get rhemicaid What infusions at the cancer center ever 6 weeks. Without this medicine I cannot walk, my hands and wrists feel like they are broke and I cannot even do the simplest of things like take a drink of water, get dressed. I urge anyone that is suffering to look into this medicine. The medicine is also measured by the weight of the person. So a bigger person gets a bigger dose

  • I have 6 different types of arthritis and they are severe. I get rhemicaid infusions at the cancer center ever 6 weeks. Without this medicine I cannot walk, my hands and wrists feel like they are broke and I cannot even do the simplest of things like take a drink of water, get dressed. I urge anyone that is suffering to look into this medicine. The medicine is also measured by the weight of the person. So a bigger person gets a bigger dose
  • @Je123 I have not read anything about beans and grains. Are you on the right thread?

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