Firstly I must stress that I am not moaning about RA, me and RA are getting along quite nicely together and, when I read the blogs on here, I realise that so far I have got off lightly. Eight months of MTX ( steadily increased from 10mg to 25mg weekly) + hydroxychloroquine appear to have halted the march of RA and daily life is ok with very little need for painkillers.
I know this may not last so I really appreciate the current state of affairs.
However, fatigue is my main problem, wake up tired, sit down for any reason and inevitably drop off to sleep. May only be for a couple of minutes. Hard to motivate myself, even when I am going out with friends.
Stress & Fatigue: my grown up daughters (all in their 40's) whom I love dearly, constantly off load their problems, domestic disputes etc onto me. Keeps me awake at night and you all know the knock on effect. They sort their problems but hardly ever think of letting me know.
I want to tell them that they need to consider my situaation and not burden me with all the c***p in their lives, am I justified or am I being self centred? I live alone with my cat and dog: they are not too good at listening to me!
You may have guessed I had a sleepless night due to the above situation and this morning I feel so tired and fed up!