• extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.

I think one of my biggest struggles with RA is the fatigue that is sometimes overwhelming.

I’ve been dealing with a flare and the fatigue is really getting to me. I’m not used to being so tired and sleep doesn’t help.

It also doesn’t help that I have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep (also a gift from RA).

My rheumatologist has told me to balance exercise with rest and reducing my stress levels. The only one of those things that I can control is exercising.

So I continue to workout hard and try to get sleep when I can. The other night I slept for 12 hours and took a nap later that day. I was still tired.

My earth angel was a great encourager today as she sent pics from her gym and was kicking butt and being strong for me while I grit through my workout here. I love her so much 💕


It’s crazy how RA can affect so many things and I’m still learning a lot about the disease.

In the meantime I’m trying to stay healthy and enjoy sleep when I can.

#makeitcount #curearthritis

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