I'm just wondering if anyone else with RA finds that they bruise very easily? These days I seem to only have to tap lightly against something and the next day I've got a bruise. I seem to be covered in them lately - and I know some of that is down to getting clumsier since also developing fibromyalgia - my spatial awareness has definitely got worse.
My red blood cells have been slightly below the normal level for well over a year now, and my GP says that it's likely down to anaemia of chronic disease, (another gift of RA), but she doesn't seem too worried about it or suggested any treatment.
I'm wondering if it's the anaemia causing the easy bruising. Anyone have any similar experiences/tips?
like a peach …. This happened the same day I did go ape with the kids!
Blimey! That looks painful! Have you been given any reason for bruising so easily?
nope, steroids will make you bruise more easily but I haven’t had any for a long time. They stay in your system for ages like
6 months or so….. I just bruise but this was particularly epic as it came up within hours of finishing the course and so did a bad flare … I defo pushed myself too far!
Sounds like it! I hope you at least had fun at the time.