Heck, just being a mom of 3 active kids will wear you out! Every time I am at my doc and complain about the exhaustion, she looks at me like I'm crazy and then reminds me that arthritis is a very fatiguing disease and unfortunately the only cure for the exhaustion is to try to get as much rest as possible. Nice thought but when pain, insomnia, stress, and day to day living all seem to supercede napping or getting a good night's sleep, then yes, it is hard to deal with. All I can tell you, after dealing with this myself for 10+ years just hang in there, do what makes you happy, keep laughing, smile and go with the flow, there are ppl out there with a lot worse problems and, afterall, we are women, we can handle anything! We have been supermom, doctormom, sportsmom, fix-it-mom and so much more... THIS we can handle! Good luck girl, tomorrow will be a brighter day :)
LadyBluze thanks for the encouraging and thoughtful words Yes We Women have SuperPowers we are like Octopuses with 50 hands doing everything.
Momto3 I am taking Remicade Infussions every 6 weeks 6oomg this is like taking Chemo I sit there for 2 hrs taking this through IV. I also take Methotrexate pills 5 pills once a week. I take 5mg of Prednisone daily my Rheumy wants me to take more mg but I don't want to because I don't want to gain more weight and it makes my pressure fluctuate too. so I really don't feel the right effect I am still very swollen which causes all of my pain. I hake Tylenol with coediene or Hydrocodone for pain which my body is already accustomed to and it no longer works I am always in pain I take a multivitamin everyday to help me I also have barrets esophagus so I take nexium twice a day. I started working out two weeks ago with my husband I work out on the treadmill at home for an hour a day every day Mon-Sun thinking it will help me feel better but I'm always in pain my knee's kill, my back, my neck I will keep working out as it will help with taking off some of the weight as much running around I do you'd think I'd be thin. I also had a full hysterectomy in 2007 because of endometriosis I opted to not take any hormones I don't know if that was smart or not maybe that's part of my pain in my bones. I also get tremendously bad headches like migraines I don't know if it's all the meds or the every day stress and of course the exhaustion that doesn't go away well this is story of my life. I hope you can get all the rest you can and enjoy your little one's. PR Glo