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Rheumatoid Arthritis and depression
An_255105 posted:
My sister was diagnosed several years ago. It has really taken a toll on her and she is super derpessed. Her doc told her it was because of the holidays but I think not!! I need to have some help so I can help her. what antidepressants can be taken with rheumatoid meds??
allie_bf responded:
There are a lot of different medications used in RA so it's not really possible to answer that without knowing which medications she's on for her arthritis. Although clinical depression can certainly co-exist with arthritis, I'd suspect poor pain management first, and consider further evaluation for depression after her pain and fatigue were shown to be under control. In someone with a chronic condition, like arthritis, the doctor who is prescribing the antidepressant should be working closely with the rheumatologist so that appropriate drugs can be chosen, and side effects picked up quickly.

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