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Depression and Spondylitis

Posted on May 10, 2018

Living with spondylitis can be lonely, giving depression a foothold. Many people experience anxiety or depression because of chronic pain or as a side effect of treatment. Depression can be debilitating, which can mean missing out on time with friends, going for a relaxing walk, or being able to work full-time. Fighting depression goes hand-in-hand with fighting spondylitis.

On MySpondylitisTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with axSpA and other types of spondylitis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Depression is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about depression:

I don't go out of the house much, well very little, I am really low in mood.

It's been a very PAINFUL DEPRESSION DAY and it's raining, WHAT A DAY :(

Fed up with no one understanding the pain and difficulties of everyday life. I suffer and become depressed some days due to anxiety.

Mood depressed again, lots of pain in my neck.

Depression has hit but due to drama but getting my backside back to life. The medication is making me feel like life has gotten pretty intense because I used to be as strong as a horse and now the horse just wants to say enough and plop on the ground and go to sleep and take as many naps as possible!

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MySpondylitisTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I don't swim but l have hydro therapy sessions once a week with a therapist, water walking only helps l suppose if it isn't to deep, as l have lost a lot of height

posted about 2 months ago

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