RA patients must be careful to not blame every mental issue on RA or their treatments. I’ve learned to be able to tell when mood swings and brain fog are associated with RA. My general practitioner told me that my ongoing tiredness might point to something other than just depression. It was during that time that other symptoms of RA became apparent ultimately leading to a referral to a rheumatologist, diagnosis, and treatment. I wish that all doctors had this level of insight because I hate reading about RA patients being dismissed because their symptoms are only “in their head.” •
I hope that scientists and doctors continue to investigate the connections between autoimmune diseases and cognitive functioning. Perhaps it will even be used as an indicator of disease activity someday. Most importantly, I wish that all those suffering from RA would not feel guilty about changes in their mental state. Get on a good RA treatment regimen, don’t be afraid to take medications for depression or anxiety, talk to others about how you’re feeling, and speak to your doctor about any noticeable changes mood that impacts daily functioning. #rheumatoidarthritiswarrior #rheumatoidarthritisawareness #autoimmunediseaseawareness #health #purple #mentalhealthawareness #likeforlikes #likeforfollow #like4likes #likeforlikeback #followforfollowback #follow4followback #myjourney #keepgoing #fight #mylife #beauty #fighthard #smile
Kora is sporting #purple and some #camo for #MilitaryChildAppreciationMonth 💟💜💟. As a daughter and grand-daughter of men in the military, she knows this life all too well. Heck! When she was born her daddy was off-island on military duty and didn’t come back until she was 1 month old. So as a #MilitaryChild she is used to daddy being away and family being far. Although through the blessing of God, we were fortunate enough to be stationed back home for another few years 🙌🏼. Thank you my baby girl Kora for understanding this life and just going with it.
Wow, what a day! A big day of firsts started with the great honor of being recognized by the Hawaii State Senate prior to the passage of SB 366.
I am so grateful to the @endalzhawaii advocates and our many legislative champions who successful secured the support of the legislature in funding an Alzheimer's Coordinator.
Today is also Alzheimer's Digital Advocacy Day! More than 55 advocates and several state legislators participated in this first time event and showed how deep Hawaii's support is for our kupuna with Alzheimer's and their ʻohana.
Hey guys we’re going to be in Texas this week for trunkshows @ShopTootsies! Shop the new collection and exclusive new pieces this 17th-18th in Houston and 19th-20th in Dallas!
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