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I have been to the Phyiso this morning

Hi to all,

I have been to the phyiso today & he says that i am not allowed do a big clean all at once otherwise it will floor me for the next day as in wont be able to do anything massive fatigue i will endure as what happened today.

So i dont know how i am going to work this because i have always when i did have energy to do the above i carnt anymore nearly asleep now lol.

Colourfull500

  1. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like your physio wants you to pace yourself more and spread out those tasks over time instead of all at once. Fatigue is a very real symptom of RA, although not often visible to others. In addition to speaking with your doctor, this article may be helpful: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/symptoms/fatigue-and-weakness. Wishing you some relief ahead. Best, Kelly, Rheumatoidarthritis.net Team Member

    1. Ugh I get ya. I have been struggling with the pacing issue for a few years. But, learning to pace yourself before your body shuts you down is key for living with RA. The things that help me are: 1. Setting actual timers for work/rest increments. When I was still working I forced myself to get out of my chair for a short walk hourly. I actually get more done when I do those two things. 2. Getting a grip on what is a realistic expectation for the day or week. Setting priorities for what truly is a must do. 3. Blocking out twice the time expected to accomplish a task and schedule recovery time/days for after. 4. Accept help for chores that don't require my unique skills! (turns out there are more of those than I realized) Jo

      1. One of the great things RA taught me was how to manage my time better so I wouldn't fall apart early in the day. Pacing yourself is everything. Taking a 15 minute power nap is energizing. And cheating with an extra cup of coffee in the afternoon can help.

        1. Hi to all,


          I still will find this very hard as i have a perfectionist personality so to me everything has to be clean & in its proper place everyday its how my brain works i cant have an untidy living space has to be just so right so will take me ages to actually do this if i can at all will remain to be seen.




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