I find the most difficult part of this disease is the severe fatigue. I've been 6 months on methotrexate and am seeing the rheumatologist tomorrow and want a strategy to deal with the fatigue whilst waiting, hopefully for another DMARD medication to do its work. I work fulltime but since my return to work 4 weeks ago following 5 months off sick, I have not managed more than half time and my brain struggles to work!
I have to pace myself with one day of activity, one day off and in the sofa. My son has narcolepsy and is prescribed Ritalin and modafinil to keep him awake and able to focus and Ive seen on line that modafiinil is used.
I'm currently taking 10mgs prednisalone which helps but I need to increase it to 20mgs for it to have a positive effect on my ability to function at work, so that's another possibility.
Any ideas? xx