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Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi Takes Fans Inside Her Battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis

"I will never let this disease take away my happiness," the #Shahs pal shares.

By Laura Rosenfeld
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Shahs of Sunset fans have witnessed Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi's painful journey in treating her rheumatoid arthritis. GG's health issues have often been a controversial subject among the rest of the Shahs squad, with some questioning the legitimacy of her illness. But GG wants you to know that her condition is very real and something that's very difficult to deal with.

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GG shared a graphic video of a recent visit to the doctor in which she had bodily fluid extracted from her knee. "So... today I woke up and my knee wasn't working," GG captioned the video on Instagram. "A few times a year I get extractions of inflammation taken from my joints." 


GG sounds like she's in pain in the video. "It hurts very badly right now," she narrated the clip. Her doctor can also be heard encouraging GG, saying, "A little pain for long-term gains."

But the Shahs pal is staying strong in the face of her illness and those who doubt it. "So to everyone who judges us because we don't 'look' sick, all I can truly say is F*** YOU! We deal with the pain of these diseases every second of every day," GG also wrote in the post. "But I made a conscious decision that I will never let this disease take away my happiness and I want to be a voice for many of you. Life is an amazing opportunity we're given but sadly many people take it for granted. To my warriors out there... the battle is tough but YOU must be tougher." 

Watch GG do some healing in her embattled relationship with Reza Farahan at last season's Shahs reunion, below.

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