Fatigue and RA

Posted on March 12, 2018

Fatigue is a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis, and it's usually compounded with joint pain and swelling. RA fatigue feels like a constant state of burnout that zaps your energy and mental capacity. Managing fatigue is best done alongside others with RA who understand what you are going through.

On myRAteam, the social network and online support group for those living with rheumatoid arthritis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Fatigue is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about fatigue:

I'm suffering from debilitating fatigue. Is this a normal part of RA?

Is there anyone who doesn't struggle with fatigue?

Are there medications that help with fatigue?

Here are some conversations about fatigue:

My medication added my fatigue.

Struggling with fatigue, joint pain, and migraines.

So, so tired but in usual RA fashion, as soon as I get in bed, I am awake!

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myRAteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myRAteam Member said:

I do the same thing....2-3 hours of sleep, wake up, move to couch, turn on T.V. and try to get comfortable. This happens ALL the time. I feel for you.

posted 3 days ago

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