Is It RA Fatigue? Maybe Not

Last updated: February 2023

I have RA and COPD. Both cause fatigue.

RA fatigue symptoms

But lately I’ve just been dragging, forced to take 2 or more naps a day, unable to shop, cook or clean.

In my awake moments, I honestly wondered how I was going to function because I certainly wasn’t. Then by chance my PCP ran labs on me, something done several times a year.

Is anemia to cause for fatigue?

I was ANEMIC! Enter: Fatigue!

I’ve started iron therapy and will hopefully feel better soon.

If you are unusually tired, maybe more than usual, please get your iron levels checked.

You can’t fix RA. But you can fix anemia.

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