Yorkiemama

520d

Just wondering what everyone else does to deal with RA fatigue. I am finding myself napping nearly everyday when I get home from work just to get through the remainder of the day. 😴

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    • TrixNY

      516d

      I had to admit to myself that it was time for a career change. I was teaching elementary school and all the sitting on the floor and running around with the students was exhausting me. I am now teaching online, students who are immune suppressed and can’t be in person. Not sure how long it will last, but it’s meant that I can keep doing a job a love, in a new way.

    • Rainbow_Brite

      519d

      I’m interested in knowing this answer to this, too! I’m always so exhausted and can’t get motivated to do anything because I’m just. So. Tired! 💕

    • julied

      518d

      I know exactly how you feel the fatigue is absolutely awful I stay so tired I just recently stopped taken my methatrexate because I think it was increasing my fatigue to the point that I was going to be unable to work and I pray that it doesn't affect my joints real bad I go to the doctor Thursday and I'm going to let her know and see if she has any suggestions for anything different have you ever took methotrexate

      • AnnieJo

        518d

        @julied I take methotrexate my injection and en rel. I have to give myself a whole day to recover. I take it on the weekends so I rest.

    • Illlicense

      518d

      I feel the same way most times. Going to bed super early too. Prayers!

    • lauralyelives

      517d

      I was using a lot of Prednisone daily and once each week, methotrexate in conjunction with the enbril injection... until covid hit. I lost my health insurance so I was unable to get any meds but I believe that it was a good thing. I did contract covid-19 in January of this year and I was still off all of my meds. I have recently started on some of my meds again but I'm trying Emeril without the methotrexate. The overall physical achiness that came with it I don't have to deal with anymore. But I have noticed an increase in My overall exhaustion with life both physically and mentally. I don't know if that's because of circumstance or if it is related to the medications. I range from sleeping like a quote unquote normal person 8 hours a day to my morning usual 12 to 14 hours a day and during flares I can sleep for literally days at a time. For the few months before I was diagnosed with ra I was sleeping on average 20 hours of every day. I hope you find a combination of treatments that work for you and that you're able to pull yourself out of The chronic sleepy brain fog that we all seem to deal with.

      • lauralyelives

        517d

        @lauralyelives And just an FYI I've recently learned that many people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis also suffer from a type of narcolepsy. Sometimes it's not just chronic fatigue.

      • julied

        517d

        @lauralyelives thanks and you as well

    • sugmag

      516d

      Thats very interesting to hear about the tiredness that you all seem to experience. I also am tired constantly and have lots of trouble getting motivated. Although this is something I've always dealt with my whole adult life. Didn't start getting rashes until mid 30s am 60 now.

    • TrixNY

      516d

      I had to admit to myself that it was time for a career change. I was teaching elementary school and all the sitting on the floor and running around with the students was exhausting me. I am now teaching online, students who are immune suppressed and can’t be in person. Not sure how long it will last, but it’s meant that I can keep doing a job a love, in a new way.

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