PA and Chronic Fatigue

We all know that Arthritis of any type is just the tip of the iceberg as there are so many debilitating illnesses that are associated with Arthritis.

I have PA and at the moment I am totally wiped out with Chronic Fatigue, I would welcome any hints and tips or cures only all I seem to be doing is either sleeping for days on end or sat awake at night praying I would get some sleep. Can anyone help with this please>?

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  • Yesterdays post by Arthritis Action, just down this page, should be able to help you.

    The factsheet 'Sleep and Arthritis' is excellent as is the other one 'Emotions and Arthritis'.

    healthunlocked.com/arthriti...

  • Thank you I will print and read thank you,

  • Fatigue and tiredness seem to be par for the course, especially if flaring. However it's a good idea to get your bloods done to rule out any underlying cause. I had many years of low ferritin levels and on iron tabs, which didn't agree with me. I had a Vit b12 deficiency and low folate levels and having b12 injections and taking folic acid tabs have helped a great deal, haven't had to take iron tabs, very careful with my diet also. Best to see your GP.

  • Thank you Gigi, I will get my bloods done this week, no something I had throught of so thanks.

  • Just to add, I have RA and also Hashimoto's ( underactive thyroid) the latter is often associated with b12 deficiency also a good Idea to get tested for low Vit D depending on what meds you are on. All the best x

  • Hello. I have psoriatic arthritis, and I was told in September last year. I too do not get any sleep. Maybe hour or two , put I'm up about half one- two o clock in the morning. Chronic fatigue is a horrible. Their is tiredness and theirs fatigue, and every time I sit down I just want to go to sleep. I have two boys 11years and 8 years. My husband has been fantastic at actcepting this. He has never asked questions about it. But has been brilliant when I say that I'm tired or in bed of two/three days with headaches and I can't move. He went with me once when I had an appointment with the arthritis doctor . And he was shocked of how much pain I was in and that there is no cure and it will get worse. Because you cannot see it, he thought I was just walk funny, that's okay! The boys have been great helping to brush my hair, put on my socks.

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