PsA & Exercise - extreme fatigue & flu like after

Alan1664 Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:08 in Living with arthritis

Hi all. Got a query. I can gently exercise like walking/hiking (heart rate 120bpm) for hours and hours with no ill effect but I find if I do 2-3 hours of harder (heart rate up to 150bpm) like cycling I end up with extreme fatigue - quite sudden like going down with flu. Lasts for a day. Wrists and joints play up. Any others? Is it normal?


  • PeterJ
    PeterJ Administrator Posts: 906
    edited 4. Apr 2022, 14:19

    Hello @Alan1664 and welcome to the community. We are a friendly and supportive group and I hope that you find that as well.

    I understand that you are suffering from fatigue and that your wrists and joints are playing up. Have you seen a GP or consultant about this? They may be able to help. In the meantime have a look at our website as it contains a lot of useful information, to help I've put a couple of links in below.

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,565

    Hi @Alan1664

    I reckon you are overdoing it a bit. Your body is saying 'enough'.

    The extreme fatigue you describe sounds just like one of my flares - flu like, slight temperature, aching joints.

    I have to agree with Moderator peter though I would suggest a chat with your Dr or Rheumatology team to be on the safe side.

    Take care

    Toni x