Can sarcoidosis cause stress anxiety depression

Can sarcoidosis cause stress
Can sarcoidosis cause anxiety
Can sarcoidosis cause depression 

For those already caught under the umbrella of stress, anxiety or depression, or a mix of all then being diagnosed with sarcoidosis can be very devastating. A few short explanations of what you could go through during the early, medium and long term processes of sarcoid.


Before being diagnosed it’s very possible that having so many different illnesses can cause you to miss quite abit of time from employment, this in itself is stressful as its difficult trying to explain to the company just what is wrong with you when even the medics do not know. Stress can also be brought on due to the worry that you will go through knowing the medics are unsure of your illness, it’s a spiral that even the most positive of person would struggle to control.


So, as you progress through these early stages of sarcoid eventually you will be sent for numerous tests, scans, and more tests. As results start to arrive various shadows could well be seen on x-rays, these can now start to cause anxiety to kick in, what are the shadows? Next step is usually to have biopsy’s, and more tests, it could well mean a few weeks of waiting, anxiety more than likely will build up terribly.


After finally being diagnosed with sarcoidosis the chances are your life will change for a long time, if not for good. Even if you have never suffered with depression it’s very possible that this change in life could bring depressions ugly onslaught to you? You might have been a keen sports person, a musician, or in the real terms simply just keen on life. Your sarcoidosis life could change massively, not being able to achieve all that used to be classed as normal is devastating.

It’s a very lengthy process coming to terms with a serious debilitation condition like sarcoid. Folks will try to understand you but your mind will play games with you, seek help on stress, anxiety and depression at any time during sarcoidosis.

I will soon be covering mental health in great detail; again it will be broke down in to simple to follow terms rather than all the medical jargon that most sites of advice use.

5 responses to “Can sarcoidosis cause stress anxiety depression

  1. Louanna Nerland

    My son was diagnosed with scarcoids a few years ago. He is now going through depression. This has deeply affected his marriage . He refuses to go to counseling or even talk about it. He has lost his job and now facing divorce. His wife has been so supportive and loving we can not under stand some of the decisions he is making. We as a family do not know what to do for him. I guess I am just venting as It feels like I am losing my son and all so my daughter in law, whom I love dearly.

  2. Two years down the line, with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic anxiety added to the sarcadosis, I can see now that this is indeed a journey, as much as that seems like a cliché.
    I have just been able to stop my antidepressants and begin to think about the restructuring of my life into something that makes me feel like a productive worthwhile person.
    I challenge anyone who has had to face the symptoms of sarcadosis to say they havnt had to combat the depression that comes as a consequence of this life changing illness.

  3. Ressie Arevalos

    Most people feel anxious or depressed at times. Losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, and other difficult situations can lead a person to feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. These feelings are normal reactions to life’s stressors.But some people experience these feelings daily or nearly daily for no apparent reason, making it difficult to carry on with normal, everyday functioning. These people may have an anxiety disorder, depression, or both.;^`’

    Warm regards

  4. Benny, the truth is; folks avoid what really is happening, we (sarcoids) do not get much support, brushed under a carpet, oh but some of us are still pushing on through, thank you for reading and joining, spread the word, im trying too. Keep good and thank you for commenting.

  5. Thanks for sharing, I’ve had a roller-coaster ride with depression since I became sick. It’s great that you’re so honest about it and getting the word out there.

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