The pain of rheumatoid arthritis and the pain of limited movement, as well as the resulting negative emotions such as anger and depression, affect all aspects of patients’ lives, including sexual life. The proportion of divorced and separated couples in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is also higher than that of ordinary people.
Why do you have to worry about sex?
Severe joint pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis makes people exhausted physically and mentally and affects all aspects of patients’ life, including sexual life.
Rheumatoid arthritis affects sexual life for two main reasons: limited activity and pain.
In the process of sexual life, rheumatoid arthritis caused by severe pain, can make people’s life will decline, even sexual desire decline, let the patient to the intimate life with the other half daunting. In addition, the patient’s physical activities because of arthritis, activity is limited, which also causes endless pain.
Restricted activities and pain are only physiological reasons. In fact, patients with rheumatoid arthritis have to bear indirect negative emotions such as anger and depression caused by diseases, which can lead to further tension in the relationship between husband and wife.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to suffer from depression than ordinary people, partly because of the impact of the disease on the central nervous system, and partly because the disease makes them suffer endless and unbearable chronic pain.
I may never imagine the pain, but if it is your other half who suffers it, it is also conceivable that the disease will have a great impact on life. Therefore, it is inevitable that the proportion of divorced and separated couples in rheumatoid arthritis patients is higher than that in normal people.
What should I do?
To deal with this annoying situation, we must solve the problems one by one according to the causes. Physical obstacles, such as pain and restriction, should be solved by an immunologist. Depression should also be paid attention to, and we must go to a psychologist for help.
The other half of the patient should give enough patience and learn to listen and communicate, and choose the right intimate time.
For example, if you are suffering from pain, you can tell your other half how good or bad your physical condition is in time, thus avoiding the influence of rheumatoid arthritis on your sexual life to a certain extent.
The most important thing is to be sincere. For example, if I feel sore one day, I will tell him/her that today may not be the time.
This lets the other half know that this is the impact of the disease and there is no problem between the two.
It is important not to inflict your pain on the person you love, but also to teach your partner everything you know about rheumatoid arthritis. If he knows how to help you, in the long run, it will benefit you and your relationship.
In order for rheumatoid arthritis patients to have a healthy and harmonious sex life, both husband and wife need to give enough patience and learn to listen.
In order to support each other, as a partner, it is more important to learn to listen. In the end, both husband and wife can understand the pain and exhaustion brought by rheumatoid arthritis to each other, and know better how to choose the right intimate time.
Hans, a 25-year-old medical sales representative in Pennsylvania, USA, has personally experienced the impact of rheumatoid arthritis on all aspects of her life, including her sex life.
At the age of 21, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and her joint pain was very obvious. Hans said rheumatoid arthritis brought her great troubles and difficulties.
When she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, her then boyfriend Brian had just entered the army for basic training and could not accompany her. They faced various challenges, such as pain and the inability of their loved ones to be around.
She is the kind of person who is busy and does not want to stop her life, so at first she was very painful, but then she realized that it is actually good to sit down occasionally and rest her feet. Therefore, in the process of getting along with Brian, she spent more time communicating and communicating, instead of aggressively making the other person accept her changes.
Because of the distance, they were close and talked about everything. Her boyfriend learned a lot about the impact of the disease on her life and life, and decided to support her all the time and become her husband.
Responsible Editor: Cat Capricorn