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Prednisone, Fatigue & Apathy

so today i’m not feeling so hot. yesterday i woke up and the “mass” in my foot was really hurting and bruised again, although not swollen at all. i also took off my ring due to knuckle swelling and took 10mg of prednisone instead of 5.

today, i’m back at work after the long weekend and feeling a bit apathetic / fatigued especially now that it’s the afternoon. dr s asked me if i ever feel fatigued when i met with him on friday and i told him i literally wasn’t sure how to answer that because i honestly don’t know the difference between normal tiredness and fatigue (soooo he put it in my chart anyway). now that i’ve googled the symptoms, i’m thinking this is all prednisone-related mixed with lots of change in the atmosphere at work as of late. definitely interesting to note that i’m not sure what caused me to feel this way today since i had a great weekend and woke up feeling good physically and mentally. not really sure what to think, but i do know i don’t really feel like myself today and it’s bumming me out.

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What To Expect When You're Expecting

this book is awesome. i’m just over half way through and i honestly can’t put it down. written by an expert patient, not a doctor, it’s so easy to understand and read. the book is equal parts educational (in a way anyone could understand) and supportive (how to change your life to accommodate the disease). having read the first half, i can easily say it sums up everything that’d pieced together in bits on the internet as well as taught me enough that i could expect medically what is going on with my body and my joints. it feels great to have this resource. i’d recommend it to anyone.

get it here: the first year: rheumatoid arthritis

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