Feeling Down 🙁

Celestial77 Member Posts: 1
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:10 in Living with arthritis

Good Afternoon

I was recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis 21/2/23.

Feeling overwhelmed and very teary today has anyone else felt like this or is it just me being a whimp


  • Franbie
    Franbie Member Posts: 5

    It’s definitely not just you, a diagnosis like this would get anyone down. I have just found out I have Sjogrens & feel a bit lost. I do also know something about rheumatoid arthritis as it runs in my family. My father had it and my sister does. Hope you feel better soon.

  • CarylW
    CarylW Member Posts: 274

    Hello @Celestial77

    I am glad you have found our online community. Being diagnosed with a condition like Rheumatoid Arthritis is a big thing for anyone, and it isn't surprising that you feel overwhelmed. I really hope that the friendly group of people on here will be able to give you some support and help while you get used to living with this condition. I am posting some links to information on our website which I hope will give you some help as a start:

    Do ask us any questions you have, and do let us know how things are going for you.

    Best wishes


    Need more help? Call our Helpline on 0800 5200 520 Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm