Just a quick update. Around 3 months ago I posted about issues I had with anxiety and depression and was refered to a psychiatrist. As I could not get an appointment for 4 months I made an appointment with my GP to see if there was any way of dealing with it while I was waiting. She agreed to give me anti depressants as a short term solution but wanted me to do counselling as well. I only stayed on the antidepressants for a few days as I could not stand the side effect but I did start counselling immediatly. I have found the counselling so helpful and it has helped me come to terms with having RA and the major life changes I have had to make. I also began to socialise with family and friends again and made an action plan each week and tried to do something positive each day to get me out if the house. Sometimes meeting a friend for coffee or just linking in with family for a short visit or if I was up to it a walk. I also found relaxing to music very helpful when I felt anxiety building up. I am feeling so much better now and more in control and cant stress how much the counselling has helped.
I have been on Humira for 6 months now and it has not worked for me so I am about to start on simpioni (golumumab) . Has anyone else been on this biologic and if so how has it worked.
Thank you to all who replied to my post when I felt in such a dark place