Anyone have suggestions on how to help with morning fatigue. It has progressively gotten worse over the last couple of months. Doesn’t matter how little or how much i sleep, i wake more tired than i was when i went to sleep. Takes about 2 hours to get functioning. It is not like the morning stiffness i used to have before medication. I have been on humira almost 3 years, 1 injection a week.
The Fatigue you feel because of RA is not the normal fatigue from over exhertion. That fatigue is because of using your bodies fuel inwhich sleeping and eating can reenergize you. RA uses your bodies oxygen to make too many proteins that cause damage to your body through oxidative stress. Therefore there isn't enough oxygen in your cells to create energy. Once you get up and get active the oxygen gets replenished and you start feeling better.
Just remember that because you are feeling a little better,doesn't mean that RA has stopped.
Fatigue is my archenemy!! Dang does it know how to make me feel worthless in the morning. Prior to my RA, I wasn’t a morning person. 10 years later with RA, still not. It is a struggle everyday to get out of bed. I watched one of those short videos on facebook about a 5 second rule. I think the ladies name is Mel Roberts. However, she talks about launching out of bed counting backwards. Sounds silly, but it works for me, most days. Ha! Sometimes just forcing myself put of bed and i start moving shakes that fatigue away. I know it isnt easy! Sending you “rocket fuel” and spirit for tomorrow am!
Fatigue is one of the many symptoms of RA. I take folic acid every day
I also take melatonin in the evening, it helps you get a more restful, deep sleep & no hangover.
Oh my gosh it is sooooo hard to get going in the mornings. 3 hours usually before I can try to function. I’m new here, so reading everyone’s symptoms and daily battles sadden me but makes me feel better that I am not alone. And that it’s not all in my head. I need to look into taking the Folic acid. No one I know understands RA or the exhaustion and the pain that comes with It. It’s good to finally land here where people understand. Oh and I do have my coffee every morning. Can’t miss that!
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