Is fatigue a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Fatigue can be the main symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Sometimes, people who have RA know that a flare is on the way when they feel more fatigued. Fatigue can be independent of the joint issues.
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Fatigue is often a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Fatigue is likely due to multiple factors including chronic inflammation, medications, lack of mobility and exercise, sleep disturbance, and, in some cases, depression. When your RA is well controlled, fatigue should be resolved.
If you are experiencing fatigue, be sure to speak with your doctor to discuss treatment options.

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