I was diagnosed two years ago with zero positive rheumatoid. In the grand scheme of things, I feel fairly fortunate. I've settled into a reasonable routine with a very low dose of MTX and very occasional oral steroids as the situation demands. My joints are generally well managed - niggles here and there but mostly I can do what I want/need to do. I have bouts of unexpected and mysterious 'feeling off colour' without any obvious rhyme or reason, or even particular symptoms - just bleurgh days. But what I really struggle with is fog and fatigue.
I teach and so during work time (4 days) I have to be 100% focused all day. This means that sometimes by the evening and into the weekend, I have very little left to offer. My partner is amazing but works full time and coaches my children's football teams, meaning he's often busy evenings and weekends too. I feel that what would really help me find a work/home/children/me balance, would be help with household tasks.
I know that fatigue is a known component of the whole rheumatoid parcel but does anyone know if PIP is worth investigating if other parts of the disease are mostly well managed? I feel like an hour or twos help the regular household jobs would make such a difference to the energy levels J have for all the other areas in my life.
Thank you in advance - from underneath another pile of three washed and dried loads, that now need to be put away...