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creativegirlcreativegirl Posts: 2
edited 16. Oct 2019, 07:04 in Say hello
Hi,
I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in my knee about 18 months ago, which was quickly followed by a huge psoriasis flare up. It is all now under control and I take naproxen with omeprazole as well as methotrexate and folic acid.
I am finding that I am very fatigued at the moment and just wondering if anyone had any tips for handling it!
Thank you X

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  • moderatormoderator Posts: 4,082 mod
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi and welcome,sorry to hear about your 'condition' ,you may find it useful looking through
    https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/living-with-arthritis
    it may help - our members here will surely advise
    Al
  • stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,994 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi creativegirl and welcome :) I have RA (and OA) but all the autoimmune versions of arthritis tend to produce similar problems and require similar meds. I take methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine.

    Fatigue is one of the unfortunate problems we all have in common. It is usually caused by the disease itself and my first thought would be to check your recent blood tests. Is the disease under control or might you need your meds tweaking?

    Sometimes the meds are working but we still feel rubbish, maybe because we're just trying to do too much. Personally I sometimes find I have a 'fatigue day' the day after I take my meth or the day after that.

    I can't do better than refer you to versus Arthritis' page on fatigue which is very comprehensive. For ways of dealing with it scroll down to the end. https://www.versusarthritis.org/about-arthritis/managing-symptoms/managing-fatigue/

    I hope it will help but, if not, do get back :)
    “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken
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