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Avoiding tiredness

Many people feel tired, especially at the end of the day. This can also make your joints and muscles ache more. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, the condition itself is partly responsible for this tiredness. Living with pain caused by any kind of arthritis can make more demands on your energy.

Many people find that making changes to their lifestyle helps to make their energy last longer. This isn’t always easy to do – it can be difficult to do a job less thoroughly than usual, even if it makes you tired. But in the long run you’ll find it’s better to save your energy for the more enjoyable things, rather than being tired out by routine tasks.


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