You dont mention if you are on any meds. I was put on CellCept and it did the same thing to my arms. I feel like I have no strength in them even though I can go to the gym and lift weights. So I have the strength, I just dont feel like there is strength there (if that makes sense). Happens to my thigh muscles too. If I dont hit the gym 4 times a week my legs feel like they wont hold me up. Again - only started when I got on CellCept. I am talking to my rheumy about
it next week. The Cellcept also makes my fingers hurt - not the joints, the pads of the fingers. I write for a living so typing with pain in your fingers isnt a whole lot of fun.
So I wonder if this could be med related? As for the fatigue.. I have yet to meet anyone with an auto-immune disorder who says they have no fatigue. It is - IMO - the worst of the symptoms. Pain I can handle but exhaustion is a problem. And I cant nap - my brain refuses to shut off. I have tried. So I just caffeine through it and try my best to get a good nights sleep sometimes heading to bed at 8:00. So we get it and sympathize!
Hope you feel less miserable soon. That is my goal every day - not to feel better, but to feel less miserable
. Oh my other goal is not to punch the people who say "but you dont look sick" <grin>.