In September I had to give up full time work as the fatigue made it impossible to do my job. I have had RA for 9 years and went through the first 2 years where getting out of bed was a major achievement. At that time I claimed on my IPP until fit enough to return to work, ! take Metho, Co-Codomol, Folic Acid, Leflunomide, Plaquenil & Naproxen. Hoped I could work self employed and control my hours but that has proved very challenging so now trying to claim.
Like most of us I have good and bad days which makes it worse in a way as when I'm feeling good I do too much and then pay for it later!
A nurse is coming to see me tomorrow to 'assess me', how do you explain fatigue that means you can never sleep enough or concentrate for very long without sounding like someone trying to swing the lead?