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help with fatigue

Hi everybody, just a quick question?

im on enbrel and mtx and have been for 2 years now, my RA is under great control but im still soooo tired! I work shifts which i know is not the best but money good. I just wondered if there was anything out there from people experiences that i could take to help combat this and stop a bit of the tirdness at least, and that wont interfere with these immunosuppressants we are on??



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Hi, My husband used to work shifts, and he was always tired even thought he did not have RA! What used to help him was to have a nap in the afternoon when not on shift or if he was on the early one. When I say 'nap' he used to go out for about 2-3 hours.

Hope this helps.


hi ant

i also work shifts a mix of 12hr nights and days .. i understand how difficult this is ,, i also really struggle with fatigue .. i dont have the answer .. but will be interested to see any tips on how to battle this ...


Hi Antony74

Hopefully more people will be along soon with some tips for you, but in the meantime it may be worth having a read of the 'Fatigue and RA' article on our website:

Kind regards

Sarah Kate



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