I'm writing to find others experiences. I'm 31 and was diagnosed with RA 2.5yrs ago after the birth of my second child. I class myself lucky as due to early detection and treatment I have very well managed pain and no joint destruction. I bob along on methotrexate injections, enbrel injections and thyroxine.
what i was hoping for if feedback with the emotions of it all. At my diagnosis I did go the the charity "Mind" to talk as I found it hard to not be able to play with my little ones, i was fatigued all the time and took it out on myself. It helps and I stopped going.
2 years on I still find myself very frustrated, I'm short tempered with the kids and have terrible pmt. I went to the doctors about it who suggested perhaps I was still angry with the RA and perhaps antidepressants might help.
I'm very lucky, i have a supportive husband who helps with all the domestic chores, great family and altered my work to help manage the RA, which I think is pretty steady and in DAS remission currently yet in still short tempered, get fatigued easily and do get very frustrated.
i think what I'm asking is dies anybody else feel like that? Does anybody speak to anyone regularly? How did they find them?
is thus a symptom of RA, the meds or me just being grumpy, because I really don't want to stay stuck like I am.
Any help or experience would be greatly received