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What Advice Do You Have For Others About Managing Fatigue?

What Advice Do You Have For Others About Managing Fatigue?

posted 5 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member i am the same as you i am fit for nothing after lunch. All i can do is sit in my recliner and do my colouring book. xxxxx

posted 2 days ago

Does Anyone Else Feel Like A Whimp When They Have To Admit That They Are Just Not Having A Good RA Day?

Does Anyone Else Feel Like A Whimp When They Have To Admit That They Are Just Not Having A Good RA Day?

I just feel as if family/friends/significant others don't understand when you say you aren't feeling good. I don't want to even admit out loud that I am in pain because I feel like they think I'm trying to get out of something or making excuses. Does anyone else ever feel this way?

posted about 7 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I've had it since I was 8 I've just turned 30 people think it's fake if you can't bend and been stiff or having bad days they think it's just been you been fat or lazy and ask why I'm taking methotreread more

posted 17 days ago

What’s The Biggest Life Hack That Has Helped You Manage Your Condition?

What’s The Biggest Life Hack That Has Helped You Manage Your Condition?

posted 7 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I’m so sorry to hear how trying your condition has become. Sending support and love your way!

posted 2 months ago

Anxiety And Insomnia

Anxiety And Insomnia

I have had insomnia for a few months and recently had shortness of breath with little exertion. I had a bad episode of aniexty last week and am now being treated for that along with my RA. Has anyone else suffered from these?

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Dear friends. I went through this for a long time. It started when my parents died six weeks apart and I was the executor and had to deal with my mentally ill siblings. Major stress. And that was… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

I read an article on methotrexate that talks about taking it daily along with folic acid. My dr has me on 6 pills once a week, daily folic acid pill. Is anyone on methotrexate taking it daily as opposedto1 x week ?

posted 6 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I’m taking 6 methotrexate once weekly and folic acid everyday except the day I take the Methotrexate. I’m able to function fairly well thus far but since it isn’t a pain killer I still have… read more

posted 2 months ago

How Do You Describe A Flare To Someone Who Doesn't Have RA?

How Do You Describe A Flare To Someone Who Doesn't Have RA?

My flares aren't always exactly the same but yesterday I flared badly. I can describe it to my daughter, sorry guys most women will get this, as the overwhelming body aches and exhaustion on PMS. My entire body feels swollen and it throbs and joints ache like a fever. For my hubby and son I can only describe it as throbbing and aching in my entire body. and exhausted like I've run a marathon and haven't slept for days. And even with all that, it doesn't really describe the feeling. So I'm… read more

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I tell my husband I feel like I was unplugged from my energy source, and was hit by a truck - multiple times! I am not sure all my family and friends get what is going on, but I have given up on… read more

posted 4 months ago

What’s Your Best Tip For Traveling?

What’s Your Best Tip For Traveling?

posted 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi ya lost part if your question what is what

posted 4 days ago

Is There Any Medication To Help With Fatigue?

Is There Any Medication To Help With Fatigue?

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.

posted almost 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I agree. Sleep is a medicine that heals your body. Take valerian or melatonin or CBD.

posted over 1 year ago

Fatigue/exhaustion

Fatigue/exhaustion

I would love to hear your tips and tricks to combat the terrible daily exhaustion. I’m still tired after a nap. I tried an energy drink and it triggered pain 🥲

posted 5 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I will try it too. Also have been making frozen fruit drinks. I buy separate bags at Costco of pineapple or fresh, cherries, strawberries or fresh, banana , mango, handfuls of spinach
Blues. Then I… read more

posted 4 months ago
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