Troubles with sleep

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Hello, I have had rheumatoid arthritis for 15 years now, and have had trouble sleeping and staying asleep for the last many years. I am curious if this might be because of the RA, or any medications that I am on. Does anybody else face the same issue?

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    Hi I also don't sleep great and was diagnosed about the same time, I don't put it down to RA but just that I am getting older and sometimes don't need so much even though I'm not a napper so can't blame it on that either, do You mind me asking how old you are

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      Thanks so much for your response, Alexandria. I am 31 now, and try to lead an active lifestyle (as much as I can) in hopes that I will be tired enough to fall asleep, but it doesn't always work sad

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      Your probably getting into a viscous circle, the more you lose sleep the tireder you get and then it gets harder to get off to sleep and you don't go very deep and the lighter you sleep the slightest ache will wake you up, breaking the cycle is not easy because fatigue actually will excentuate the pain, are you healthy other than the Ra also do you have swelling in your joints

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    I have always been a light sleeper, but since having RA it is much worse! I was taking Gabapentin that was supposed to help with sleep and pain, but it caused memory problems. My meds (methotrexate) we’re working for about 9 months, but lately I have been having a lot of joint pain and getting No sleep! 
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