As time goes on, the roller coaster becomes more gentle! With the right treatment, most of us get to a more steady, more predictable state of health. Sometimes this takes a lot more trial and error than we would like, Lupus is a sneaky darn disease, but hang in there.
You will begin to understand how much your body can do, and adjust your tasks accordingly. On days when you feel better, do about
1/2 to 2/3 of what you think you can, then notice how you are the next day. Staying aware of how everything affects you is a major key in managing Lupus.
If you are still consistently needing 12 hrs of sleep, txplowgirl, I wonder if you are getting deep, restorative sleep? Sometimes one of our meds will jack us up so we don't sleep very well, or often Lupus itself causes insomnia. Check in with your rheumy, maybe a sleep study is in order, or perhaps you need some (otc or prescript
ion) assistance to get better rest?
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & LUPUS RESOURCES
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