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Tired And Sleeping Alot.

Tired And Sleeping Alot.

Hi everyone. Is anyone else having a hard time staying awake? I have been going to bed early. But when I awaken I feel as if I never slept. If I sit on the chair or coach all i want to do is sleep. It's becoming scary. I use to be such an agile person. Now I am lucky I can make it through my day.

A myRAteam Member said:

Extreme fatigue is a symptom of RA, just like pain & swelling. For a long time, I was so tired all the time ,it felt like I was in a drunken stupor. I couldn't focus on things and was extremely forgetful. During a flare, it's even worse. My doctor put me on folic acid. It's helped a lot. Try to get 8 hours sleep each night and try to lie down in the afternoon , even if it's only for 15 minutes.

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, I feel so exhausted every day. I'm exhausted just from being exhausted!

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Extreme fatigue is part of RA. My doctor put me on 50,000 units of vitamin D 1 time a week for 7 weeks. Then just 2000 units a day of Vitamin D3. And Folic Acid everyday with the rest of my medicines.

posted about 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

It is my understanding from my doctors that RA sufferers frequently need thyroid supplementation even though our numbers are within normal limits. I have had more energy since I began thyroid meds.

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Its a tuff one to work thru. I can tolerate the pain better than the daily struggle to get myself moving. HATE IT!! I panic if Im given early morn appt.........Will I sleep night before.....how many hours do I have to get up early so I can slowly get moving......trying to change my diet, added supplements, increasing h2o intake.......anything to kick myself in gear........

posted over 5 years ago
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