I am just curious if anyone has days where they feel really good and then days when they feel really bad. Or days when you feel really good and then in a blink of an eye you feel really bad. I was diagnosed with RA and I really just don't know if all I'm feeling is RA. It's really hard to get my physician to answer me regarding my symptoms. Sometimes I wonder if I have something else going on. My fatigue sorry to sound like a broken record is horrendous. I notice if I go to work and really work… read more
Well, all I can say is that what you are describing is about right for RA. It is especially hard for people who have to work at an actual job. We don’t have the luxury of saying “oh well, I don’t feel like working today so I will just have a little nap instead” often, we push ourselves too hard and most definitely pay the price the following day.
Firstly I concentrate on surviving the working week, then on my days off (Sunday and Monday ) I try to stay in bed for a little bit longer, then the the rest of the day I divide into bite sized chunks. So, I feed the cats and then tend to the chickens. Then I rest for a half hour or so. Next i put the laundry on to wash followed by another short rest. You get the gist (-:
If you push yourself too hard on your days off, then you will be really sorry when you get back back to work and find that everywhere hurts.
The hardest part is, that nobody at work will know the extent of how much you are hurting. We get used to it and hide it well.
Take care, you are not alone
Well, I've found that RA is definitely a beast. I talk about it being a roller coaster 🎢 ride too. Some days it's a job just trying to alleviate the pain. Hot shower, ice packs, a heating pad, pain cream and my quell tens device... methotrexate, folic acid, turmeric and a multi vitamin. Cherry juice spritzers, dietary changes.... the main thing is mindset, never lose your sense of humor
I know exactly how you feel. So far my experience has been horrible, with little relief in sight. Praying things get better for all of us.
Good Morning 🤗 I agree with Veronica it's a little bit of everything. Getting a right Doctor also makes a difference. Try finding someone that can answer your questions satisfactorily.
I personally believe 💯 in a extreme diet change. You need to figure out what foods are triggers of flare ups and inflammation.
In addition vitamins and supplements.
I'm not familiar with side effects of methotrexate but those may be adding to your symptoms.
Wishing you a pain free day!
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