Depression and PH

Posted on March 12, 2018

Many members experience depression along with their pulmonary hypertension. Living with PH can be a struggle. Being short of breath, in pain or fatigued often takes its toll on emotional health. In addition to trying to manage their symptoms, members find that PH has limited what they are able to do on a daily basis. This sometimes can lead to feeling down or depressed.

On myPHteam, the social network and online support group for those living with pulmonary hypertension, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Depression is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are conversations that have taken place about the depression:

What helps you think positively? What are you able to do, to feel good about yourself?

Sometimes I think depression makes my physical pain worse...

In 2017 I was hospitalized seven times. I'm getting so depressed. All I can do now is sit and watch TV all day.

I was the one who people would call on to help them, now I'm the one in need of help

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myPHteam 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 myPHteam Member said:

I feel the same way. Once a physcial sporting person to now just bored, depressed, sitting, going nowhere except dr.appts. & grocery shopping.… read more

posted 22 days ago

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