Fatigue and arthritis

From bone crushing exhaustion to feeling like we can’t get anything done, fatigue is a common problem that plagues our community. It’s a shared experience, and it’s important to talk about fatigue as a symptom with your doctor and healthcare providers. Feelings of guilt often accompany fatigue, but we must remember that we don’t have to feel guilty for taking care of ourselves. We have the ability to say “no” to invitations and plans for the sake of self-care.

We asked our Facebook community to describe fatigue in three words. Here are some of the responses we got:

  • Death without dying
  • Exhausting, relentless, endless
  • I Just Can’t
  • All the time
  • I’m not able…
  • It’s my normal
  • Lose all motivation
  • Drowning, dark, lonely
  • Frustrating, depressing, embarrassing
  • Over….well….ming.
  • Tired as hell.
  • Every Single Day
  • Drains my life!!
  • Mummy can’t ______ (insert appropriate word here)
  • Kicks. My. Ass.
  • influenza without end
  • Out of energy…
  • Don’t want to
  • Getting nothing done
  • Depressing, lonely, misunderstanding
  • Bed All Day
  • Ruins. My. Life.
  • Hell on earth
  • Oppressive relentless devastating
  • Exhausted by Exhaustion!
  • Must rest now
  • Annoying. Unwelcome. Inconvenient.
  • limited, frustrating, lonely
  • Can’t go further!
  • Lame. Challenging. Normal.
  •  It just sucks!
  •  Not enough energy
  • Dragging, exhaustion, weakness
  • On my arse
  • Damn Damn damn
  • Devastating relentless exhaustion
  • Unable to move
  • Energy depleting… Nothingness
  • Short nap now
  • fall asleep standing
  • Stuck in quicksand
  • bone crushing exhaustion
  • I’m too tired
  • Always surrounding me
  • Back to bed
  • It is debilitating
  • Lord have mercy!
  • Unable to breathe
  • Dark, Itchy, Blanketed.
  • I can’t even
  • Life is over!
  • Ball and Chain
  • Uncontrollable unpredictable obstacle
  • Can’t do ANYTHING
  • Totally wiped out
  • Every freaking day……
  • Daily ache insomnia
  • Enough for today
  • enervation, languor, lethargy
  • Exhausting, so exhausting.
  • Pain, anxiety, insomnia!
  • Dragging lead-laden body
  • Heavy, thick, unmotivating
  • Painful tear inducing xx
  • Loss of living
  • All the time
  • Just too tired
  • Frustrating, Depressing, tiresome
  • Running on empty
  • Painfully bone tired
  • Hurting, frustrated, beaten
  • Ouch ouch ouch
  • Lonely, depressed, tired
  • Waking up exhausted
  • Life sucking beast
  • Omg
  • Never give up
  • Every Friggin Day