I've had RA for 15 years and FM for 18 months. I do quite well with my RA as it is usually well controlled with medication; the FM can be more unpredictable. I suffer from terrible exhaustion and although I am going through a flare up of my RA (and immune system lower than usual), I find I can manage the pain but the exhaustion is difficult to beat. I do have to be careful with my energy levels when not in a flare up but I find the exhaustion very unpredictable, especially at the moment.
I work full time and don't want to give that up, but I am off work at the moment.
Does anyone else suffer from this, even when not in pain/have inflamation and do you have any tricks you find work apart from just resting as its not always practical or works?