My RA isn't being well controlled by meds, but don't want to use that as a excuse not to do things. I try to do some kind of exercise several times a week if possible. I always feel worse after working out, and have to curl up in bed for a nap. On the days I don't exercise I do some stretching, and even that requires a nap. After working out I feel like a used pinata, and I am not working out hard. not even hard enough to lose weight. It really is hard to motivate myself to do something that causes more pain and exhaustion. At the same time I don't want to use RA as a excuse to not exercise.