I live in australia their arent alot of suposupsupport forums in aust. After catching a virus.that attacks your joints a few years back and since having my last child i was experiencing bad joint pain after alot of testing in jan i was daignosed with rhuematoid arthritis. Iam currently on mthotrexate and pred. Aswell as taking natural remidies fish oil, glucosomine, and tumeric. Iam finding it really hard to come to terms with thid diagnosis. I have 3 young child and run a family business i have to work and i have to look.after my kids. But its weekends like ive just been through where my joints and hands are so swollen and sore it gets you wondering can you really cope with this. I am a stubbon person and alot of times push through the pain but recently had to give up my passion and hobby of horse ridding.
Iam finding it so hard.to come to terms with this diagnosis. Iam 29 have 3 children and a husband to run after my life is too busy to be sick. One of my drs has suggested i try anti depressants but iam hessitant to take.another medication on top of everything iam already on. How do i come to terms with having the mind of a young person and the body of an older person.