I'm a lupus patient, but, fortunately, have been able to avoid taking prednisone for a few years, now. However, for the past few months, I can't tell if I'm just suffering chronic fatigue, or a lupus relapse, or another effect of losing the weight loss battle.
Sometimes, it's really hard to tell the difference. I usually can tell if I'm going through a lupus relapse because I get an onslaught of symptoms, including the butterfly rash across my forehead and cheeks, heaviness in my legs and ridiculous fatigue. Since the holidays, I've not been able to shed the 5 or 6 pounds I gained, and it has only worsened. This seems to contribute to my feeling of fatigue.
Lately, I can hardly stay awake, and I'm not getting recuperative sleep. My body is terribly bloated and I can't seem to resolve it. My doctor keeps telling me to eat more fruits and vegetables, but I already maintain a pretty healthy eating regimen.
Has anyone ever suffered uncontrollable, long-term fatigue?
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