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Hi,I have rheumatoid disease,osteoarthritis and Extrasystoles and wondered if the three are connected.The Extrasystoles I have had for a number of years but the past few months they have increased making me feel even more tired and I wondered how other members manage their Extrasystoles.Having these extra heartbeats is making my daily life miserable even though I was told they are not life threatening.How do you cope with yours?Any advice would be gratefully received.

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I've never heard of them being related to either RA or OA.   Did your doctor suggest they might be?   But sympathy as I can imagine that they're a bit unnerving.  

But if you are suffering from fatigue that could easily be the RA rather than the heartbeats, is your RA well controlled right now?   


Yes,my rheumatoid is well controlled,taking methotrexate and hydroxy,low doses of both.I do suffer terribly with fatigue and the extra systolic heartbeats don't help as they make me slightly breathless.I guess I will have to mention it again to my GP. I'm no longer under the care of a rheumatoid dept. as my rheumatoid has been stable for quite some time.Thank you for taking the time to reply to me.Have a good day.


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