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Exhaustion in RA

I am so exhausted and such brain fog that I was worried I was getting early Alzheimer's like my mother but she didn't have until her 70's. I can be talking to you and completely forget what you or I was just saying. My hubby has noticed this too. I was so anemic at 1 pinot I was getting lost in my own city where I grew up. I had 2 Iron Infusions an that helped tremendously. I can drive again and know where I m going. Any suggestions?

  1. You may want to see a neurologist for help. They have helped me a great deal.

    1. Hi, yes, I would be in mid sentence and forget what I was talking about. It usually indicated my RA was not doing so well. I am also prediabetic. One time diaasbetic. When I would not eat, I would even be more forgetful. It is better now since on meds and make sure I eat before setting out and driving. I would often forget where parked my car. Now, I try to park in same location. Also, take a good look to location and do some association to building. Take care love elirose

      1. It is certainly something that comes with RA and the mental exhaustion of living with chronic illness daily. A neurologist is a good start but also tell your rheumatologist that the iron infusions helped, and ask them if it might be good for you to try iron supplements (can cause constipation, so make sure to speak to your physician first). That might be a place to start. Keep on keepin' on, DPM

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