Pasara, I know for myself I have to really try to pace myself. I know that a lot of times I make the mistake when I start feeling better of going overboard and doing too much, partly because I think I feel like I have to make up for lost time. When I do this I always crash. But then there are times I crash and I have no idea why. I read somewhere about
something called a 10% rule that says to slowly increase your activity by 10% each week if you are up to it. So if you swam for 10 minutes a day this week, you could increase next week to 11 minutes if you felt up to it - that way you don't add too much at once.
If you feel like you are crashing, I think it's best to take a few days and rest up so that hopefully it won't take you too long to recover. I know for myself if I keep pushing myself through my fatigue I really crash.
I hope this is just a minor setback for you and that you are feeling better soon.
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily;
Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops
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