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TammyR
05-08-2007, 10:58 AM
The good news is I don't hurt as bad today as normal. The bad news is my stomach is upset and I am so tired. Yesterday I fell asleep watching tv which I never do. Do any of you guys have this issue? Just trying to see if this is Lupus related or something else. Thanks!

Ruth1980
05-09-2007, 03:57 AM
Tammy, I have the nausea too, but I am afraid I am an insommniac, it seems like I can never sleep but I am always exhausted, Its the weirdest thing, I can be dead tired but still not able to sleep. My Dr says that exhaustion in extremely common with Lupus as we all already now, but I am on prednisone and I think that causes my insomnia. Good Luck! I hope you start doing better!

IloveHistory
05-09-2007, 09:44 AM
Hi!

I suffer from extreme exhaustion too, but often have Insomnia, like Ruth1980.

Keep well! :)

mnjodette
05-11-2007, 05:09 AM
Fatigue is a hallmark of lupus, and one of the things that makes it so difficult to function. My fatigue improved with plaquenil (but it took a long time to really work - 6 to 8 months for me.) Steroids like prednisone really do a number on sleep patterns, for many people. I have never been a very good sleeper, and prednisone has just destroyed my sleep patterns. You'll hear many people on the forum talk about the various meds they take to help them sleep. Talk to your doctor about it. If you aren't sleeping you'll have a difficult time dealing with the fatigue (obviously) but rest is critical for all aspect of lupus. Hope your docs can help you out.

Jody