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10/9/13 6:33 P

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Welcome to the team! Your fatigue could be coming from your medications. Some of the medications you are on may make you drowsy and could be causing you to sleep. You may want to check into that. I don't know much about EOA. I just have osteoarthritis.


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10/6/13 8:33 P

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I hear what your saying about fatigue and diet - have tried gluten free - but can't see any difference there. I will check your link - many thanks.
Yes everything I've looked at says hands - and yes I do have it in my hands, but feet are more of an issue than my hands at the moment and also lower back and rib/sternum, hips. But it is hard to differentiate normal osteo from EOA. I have had this for some time - so I don't think I fit the age pattern for onset but the negative bloods when I have inflammation present make sense now. I have an excellent rheumatologist - so all you can do is go with it and make the most of what you've got!

Thanks for the responses and good wishes.

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10/6/13 8:02 P

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Good luck on your journey!

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10/6/13 6:51 P

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Here is a link that may help you:

I suffer from fatigue but for other reasons. I think that one of the best things you can do is to listen to your body. When you are fatigued, make sure that you are eating a very good balance of nutrients, i.e. fruit/veges and lean protein, plus non-processed carbs. Some people find that they are better with eliminating or reducing wheat products, and things like potato, tomatoes, but that would be best discussed with your Dr and/or Dietitian. The other thing when you are fatigued is to listen to your body and not push it. If you need sleep, have sleep (if you can) but don't overdo it.

Where in your body is your pain? Most of what I have heard with this is that it mainly affects the hands.


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10/6/13 6:03 P

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Hi - I'm new to this. Have joined out of curiosity as I am in middle of being diagnosed for Inflammatory Erosive Osteoarthritis and cannot find out much about it. I would like to know if anyone else has experience/knowledge of it. Goes up and down with me - but at moment I am on prednisone, naproxen, imiprimine to tr and minimise pain/stiffness/inflammation. The fatigue is the thing that annoys me the most as it can be uncontrollable and I sleep a lot. When I'm feeling better I spend a fair bit of time at the gym to minimise pain - this works well but not when I'm fatigued. So I would be keen to hear from anyone with this issue.

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