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    Old 02-12-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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    Tired all the time!

    Hi, I'm new to this.

    I have OA since September and I'm not sure of all the details. I know it causes pain in the joints but can it cause you to get tired all the time?

    I have anemia too, but could OA be the cause of me getting anemia? I am tired all the time, i am eating the right food with iron in it such as banana's, apples, oranges, red meat and I still feel tired. I do get enough sleep, I would go to bed at 9.00 and get up at 7.00 the next morning. I think I might go back to the doctor if it doesn't go away.

    Please help.

    Any answer is acceptable.

     
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    Old 02-12-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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    Re: Tired all the time!

    OA should not be causing fatigue or anemia. But many people with OA actually turn out to have a different form of arthritis that is "inflammatory" but the joints look exactly like OA. Inflammatory arthritis can definitely cause fatigue and anemia.

    Are you being seen by an arthritis specialist(rheumatologist)? Might be worth it to see one and find out if this OA really is OA. I've had OA since my early 20's and then got RA(rheumatoid arthritis) on top of it so I know all about fatigue and anemia...2 big problems with RA. What might look like OA on an x-rays my turn out to be RA on an MRI too. Found that out the hard way.

    Sounds to me like someone really needs to do some blood work and further x-rays or even an MRI to figure out what might be developing. Follow your gut and find out what is going wrong....and let me know what they find out...okay?

    hugs..........Jenny(OA,RA and secondary Sjogrens)

     
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    Old 02-12-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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    Re: Tired all the time!

    I have OA and am due to have surgery on my hands next week. Because of the surgery I had to stop taking ibuprofen. I've been taking extra strength tylenol and it doesn't help and I have been aching everywhere. I'm also exhausted. I've been blaming the exhaustion on the fact I am aching all the time. Just my own theory, but when I can take ibuprofen I feel so much better and don't feel tired all the time. The aching is wearing me down.
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    Old 02-13-2012, 11:09 AM   #4
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    Thanks I think I know why I've been tired, the tablets I'm on cause me to get sleepy sometimes during the dayotherwise I'm grand.

     
    Old 02-13-2012, 11:23 AM   #5
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    Re: Tired all the time!

    have them check your thyroid.

     
    Old 02-13-2012, 11:26 AM   #6
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    Re: Tired all the time!

    the best over the counter med for oa is naprosyn.( aleve). i use it every day.take 2 aleve every 12 hrs. you'll see a difference.

     
    Old 02-13-2012, 11:29 AM   #7
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    Re: Tired all the time!

    [QUOTE=miss debbie61;4927287]have them check your thyroid.[/QUO

    I've done a few blood tests before I found out that I had OA but found nothing wrong with them.

     
    Old 02-15-2012, 10:36 AM   #8
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    Re: Tired all the time!

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    have them check your thyroid.
    I got blood tests done a while ago and it is fine. There was a load of blood taking from me. I think it was about 7 or 8 bottles.

     
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