Fighting Lupus Fatigue

By Matt McMillen — From webmd.com Published at May 16, 2011 Views 600 Comments 2 Likes 5

If you have lupus, chances are good that you are no stranger to fatigue. It is one of the most common complaints among people with the disease.

Artist and children’s book illustrator Adjoa B., who asked that her last name be withheld to protect her privacy, knows what it's like.

“I do experience the fatigue,” says Adjoa, who was diagnosed with lupus in 1993. “By 8 p.m., I often feel like I need to go to bed.”

Now 54, the Annapolis, Md. resident says that she hasn't had the overwhelming fatigue described by some of the patients in her lupus support group. But she says she needs more sleep than she used to. And some days, she says, she gets so tired she can’t do much of anything.

“On those days, I throw in the towel and just go to bed,” she says.

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Maggy925
Maggy925 April 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm   

Sometimes I feel so tired I cannot get the energy to eat. More then once at restaurants I left my food untouched because of it. It can be very embarrassing.

brandibear666
brandibear666 August 27, 2011 at 1:40 am   

my rhematologist put me on providgil for the tiredness and it worked to keep me awake for my ten hour shifts at work.