Habs Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:08 in Living with arthritis

Hello my name is Habibah, I have had my diagnosis for about 5 years now but in the past year I seem to be struggling not just physically but mentally aswell so I thought I'd join to have people who understand to talk to.


  • Anna
    Anna Moderator Posts: 1,011

    Hello @Habs and welcome to the online community,

    You’ve had your diagnosis for five years and in the past year you’ve found yourself struggling mentally and physically. You’ve made a good move to post in the community - all our members have experienced living with arthritis and can understand some of what you’re going through. Everyone is very friendly and supportive, so do have a look round the forum and join in with any conversations where you feel comfortable. Perhaps you could tell us a bit more about yourself and what living with arthritis is like for you?

    The Versus Arthritis website has some useful pages on looking after yourself and your emotional well being, since arthritis doesn’t just impact our physical but also our mental health. You might find some of the suggestions helpful:

    Sometimes it helps to chat to someone who understands. Our free helpline is available 9am - 6pm every weekday if you would like to talk about how you’re feeling:

    Once again, welcome to you,

    Anna ((Mod)

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