A lot is said about RA fatigue . I’m just curious, are there any of you that DON’T struggle with it??
My inflammation markers went down ( I believe due to me changing my diet - no gluten, sugar, dairy, beans, nuts, legumes, alcohol, diet coke, and no LIFE).... yet my exhaustion is still overwhelming. I can't make it thru an 8 hour day... most of the time I max out at 4 hours before I'm down for the count. Has anyone else brought their inflammation markers down and yet still feel like crap? My knees swelling up and the heat in them has gone down..... but I am so exhausted that it's debilitating. Problems with low back pain due to bone on bone doesn't help.
I experience fatigue. I have found that as soon as I need to take naps, on a regular basis, if I load up with enzymes by eating a lot of alfalfa and mung bean sprouts, along with a ton of raw spinach and kale, that my energy levels increase a lot. I should probably be more consistent, to avoid lapses in energy; however, I get tired of all the 'greens' LOL
I use Orencia. I stopped eating meat except occaisional seafood. I stopped eating all processed foods. My energy level seems to be related to diet and 8 hours of sleep. I cleaned my house yesterday. Like clean...you know? I hope to wean myself off sugar and eat a totally plant based diet by January. I decided to be proactive about this disease. I gained weight while my rheumatologist was trying to find something that worked. Now i want to get this extra weight off. I think it may help my energy level. Other than this i don't know what to do. I'm thinking all the rest and diet changes and moderate exercise can only be good.
Exercise if you can. I know this sounds mad but it does help, also helps with restless legs xx
I’m currently taking Humira. Was prescribed it in combination with other meds for all of the ugly side effects of RA and although it helped alleviate pain to maybe 75%, exhaustion never improved unfortunately. Nothing helped my exhaustion until I found Thrive.