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Fatigue

Mar 25, 2015 11:24 AM

Just got off prednisone to start plaqueinelle yesterday and I am beyond fatigued. I wish I had called in sick to work today. My pain is starting to flare too.

Just tired and no amount of snacks or coffee seems to be helping.

Mar 25, 2015 11:47 AM

I'm sorry you're having such a hard time. I hope your day goes by swiftly so you can get home and rest. I'll be thinking of you. Hang in there!!! 😊🌻

Mar 25, 2015 2:41 PM

I've been fighting more fatigue than usual for the past few weeks. And because I don't work and can nap, I don't know how you (& others) do it. Take care of yourself as much as possible.

I use to work a job with an hour lunch. I had to drive so far both ways and was gone from 5:30 am to 6:15 pm. I'd get tired so I started taking my lunch, going to my car to eat it, then I'd recline my seat and set my phone-alarm for 25 minutes. Talk about a pick me up! My boss found out and tried to write me up for it. I told her it didn't matter where I went at lunch as long as I arrived back on time to do my job, she could not stop me from napping on my time. Little did i know just how hateful she could be, and controlling. She actually went to the head boss and created a policy & procedure that everyone had to take their lunch in the break room.

I patiently waited and when I found a new job I told her my time & family was too important for me to drive that far anymore. She ended up getting fired within 2 yr for major violations, and her boss was gone soon after.

Anyway, my point in that story was, if you can find just 15-29 min to get a power nap maybe that will help. Thinking about you and praying for you. 🙏🌼

Mar 25, 2015 3:31 PM

I started taking cymbalta for fibro which seemed to be working for the last month or so but now I'm in major fatigue and pain and sleeping isn't helping at all. :(

Mar 25, 2015 3:42 PM

Lucky13, I was doing great on cymbalta for about 6 months, then I plummeted to the opposite end of the spectrum. It caused pain, fatigue ,depression & suicidal ideation. I didn't realize how bad until I was off it several months. I hope it will work better for you. But to be safe, track your side effects and concerns. Good luck!🙏🌼

Mar 25, 2015 4:41 PM

Flappsy I'm sorry to hear that you are having such a hard time with you fatigue. I have noticed over the last month that I tire out faster than I used too. Just passed it off as getting a little older,I just turned 59 in Feb. Lol my husband told me that it's not going to get any better, I refuse to believe that. I'm going to fight to the bitter end. I am planting a garden and it's about to get the best of me but when the ground drys up enough to finish planting all my seeds.

Mar 25, 2015 5:58 PM

Flappsy will keep you in my prayers that you can get past this fatigue

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