• over 1 year ago

    Arthritis Fatigue

    I have found that exercise makes a positive impact on my energy level and an amazing difference with arthritis pain. I go to a fitness center 2-3 times a week and walk some daily too. Being prone to side effects keeps me from taking most prescription medications and concern about liver or kidney damage keep me from using acetaminophen or NSAIDs unless absolutely necessary. I do take one 325mg aspirin in the morning and use a multi-vitamin, ginger, cinnamon and omega-3. Staying active seems to have the most noticeable results for me. When things hurt most, I rest, when pain recedes, I work everything as much as I can, within safe parameters. Muscular strength really seems to make a difference for my joints, even my fingers. Nothing makes me a ball of energy, but the difference with activity is significant and worth the effort and push I have to put into it. ( I am 70 and plan to keep on moving!)