How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Family, Friendships and Fatigue

How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Family, Friendships and Fatigue

Rheumatoid arthritis patients Claire and Cheryl discuss how rheumatoid arthritis affected Claire’s relationships with family and her spouse, as well as friendships and fatigue.

1) (Minute 0:06) – What it’s like to meet your future spouse during your diagnosis journey
2) (Minute 1:11) – Dividing and conquering tasks with spouse
3) (Minute 2:13) – Fatigue and rheumatoid arthritis, plus bonus conversation about pregnancy
4) (Minute 4:07) – Friendships with RA / chronic illness

This is part 5 of a 6 part interview series. Parts 1-4 are available on Youtube as well as Instagram TV.

Part 1 is about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum and parenting with arthritis:

Part 2 is about Claire’s diagnosis story and is available here:

Part 3 is about how Rheumatoid Arthritis affects Mental Health and is available here:

Part 4 is about how work life is affected by RA and is available here:

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