I need help with this constant fatigue. I can't get enough sleep no matter how many hours I rest. I sleep at work and have fallen asleep driving several times. Is there anything that would help? I exercise and drink water and all that jazz.
I've had RA 34 years. Fatigue is part of disease. This past year I've used a tea of fresh Turemic and Ginger with pepper and drink it daily in morning. Really helps inflammation. Dr Weil Holistic Doctor from AZ recommends this in his website. I'm also using CBD Hemp Oil non THC for RA both oils and ointment I buy from Trew Balance along with vitamins and a herb Horsetail. Much better then drugs😃 I also do Xeljan XR every other day. Feel better😃
I've had RA and Fibro for 35 years. Self help works. Stretches, walking, PT, vitamins and herbs with RA meds. I have been using organic CBD oil last 2yrs amazing. I use Cheefbotanticals.com 600 mg at night along with calcium and magnesium before bed. Lots of experimenting. Give some of these a try. Good Luck
I have RA and sleep apnea. I am always exhausted!!! I have the cpap machine and still exhausted, it's so depressing!!!! I inject enbrel once a week, take methotrexate once a week and folic acid. I hate this disease!!! I just want to be myself again. Have had RA for 2 years now. I am 58 years old but feel like 100. Does the B 12 help? How much do you take?
I struggle with fatigue as well, so take a short nap for a half hour (not long enough to get stiff as a board again), then get up and have a cup of green tea with a smidge of honey. I also do gentle yoga stretches that help throughout the day. A gentle beginner's vinyasa flow yoga class twice a week helps a lot and so does swimming in the warmer months. The struggle is a real one that people who don't have it do not understand. I get it. Hugs to you honey.
Nuvigil (armodafinil) 250 mg once a day--wonder drug! Main indication is for narcolepsy and it is crazy expensive even if generic. It is much easier to take, less side effects than the stimulants used for ADHD like Adderall and Vyvanse. Even when my biologics were working the fatigue was awful. Seriously this med gave me a life and helped me keep working as long as I could. Sadly the cost can be prohibitive if insurance not helping--cash pay for 30 pills $566.