Fatigue, when you have any autoimmune disease, can be your worst enemy. On the one hand, the illness causes a chronic fatigue that inhibits you from doing what you want to do on many occasions, and when you feel well, there are so many things to do it’s very easy to overdo it and cause a flare or get too tired. Then, what can we do? The answer is not easy and requires a lot of self discipline:
- Prioritize what you have to and want to do.
- Have a plan of action for the good days that allows you to advance your goals without overdoing it.
- You have to be very aware of your body. When you feel it’s enough, stop.
It sounds easy, but it is not. At least, for me, when I’m feeling well, I tend to be over enthusiastic and want to do everything, many times ending up unable to do anything at all. It would serve me well to follow my own advice on this matter.