I had a visit today with the PA at my internal medicine doctors office. Although I generally save RA related issues for my rheumatology visits, I mentioned today that fatigue has been a huge issue for me this summer. In fact, I just woke up from a 14 hour sleep after a short trip yesterday and don’t feel rested. She said another patient told her she too had fatigue and started to stop eating after 6 PM and felt less fatigued after 3 months. I wanted to scream. I wanted to ask if the other patient had RA but instead I said something like "If my RA went away, the fatigue probably would too."
It’s so disappointing to go to a mid level health professional that has no idea about RA. I wanted to scream. Not sure what would have been better for her to say but not eating after 6PM did not sit right with me at all. Thoughts?
Right now, what RA tips would most be helpful for you?