Exhausted all the time . Help!

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 Hello friends, I am in suffering with a rheumatoid arthritis for about 12 or 13 years. I'm currently on methotrexate and Humira,  I started Humira about six months ago and I've been suffering with this deep exhaustion even if I haven't done anything I'm always a little bit low in iron and of course I forget to take my my vitamins  but even when I take them I don't feel any different, I don't think they help at all is there anything that I can take to beat this tiredness? Please help me I need to work , what can I do?

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    When I took MTX it made me fatigued but I think RA in general makes you tired. My doc recommended D3 and I take 5000 IU a day. It took less than 24 hours for me to feel the difference. If you are not trying it, then just try it to see if it helps, it can't hurt you.

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    Hi to you, sorry to hear about your fatigue.  I am sad to say t really does seem to be an enormous part of the disease, though not discussed so much.  I dont take mtx and I am on Abatacept (biologic) but have fatigue.  Some days good so e poor.  I laugh when I say I make the bed inthe late morning and have to lie down for another rest.  Sadly sometimes sleep doesnt help at all it seems to be a different tiredness...its horrible and I sometimes think the joint pain is preferable.   Try the D3, I take that, also efamol evening oil of primrose helps me, worth a try for your future.   Also the vitamin boost drinks are good short term
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    Hi Downey girl !!

    First I was wondering are you from Downey, CA .... if so I'm from LBC....

    This is probably going to upset some people, but I have to work also and the only thing that helps me with my RA fatigue is one b-12 in morning and I take caffeine pills during the day or I will fall asleep delivering mail for us post office.

    To me it's just like those 5 hour energy drinks but without the vitamins because I take on my own... good luck and stay awake especially when driving 😊🇺🇸🏝

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