I'm somewhat new to SLE and have always had your typical Lupus symptoms but within the last couple weeks on top of having terrible flares, and being debilitated in bed (waxing and waning) I have noticed EXTREME fatigue, I can't even lift my toothbrush to my mouth to brush my teeth!! Or reaching to grab a can of soup in the pantry is severely overwhelming.
Also, on days I can get out of bed, just walking from my parking spot into the grocery store makes me want to drop dead. Does anyone else have debilitating fatigue like I'm currently experiencing? How did you explain this fatigue to your rheumy and family/friends/coworkers? It's like trying to run in cement!!
Underlying Conditions: Raynauds Phenomenon, Urticaria, Costochondritis, Protein C Deficiency & Factor 5 Leiden Mutation (Blood Clotting Disorder)