One of the characteristics of rheumatoid arthritis is fatigue. Many people describe the symptoms, just as you have in your question. Fatigue is thought to be caused by constant inflammation that is not well controlled. However, there could be other causes of fatigue such as a side effect from a medication or even depression. In order to understand why your mother-in-law has such fatigue, she should review her list of supplements and her list of prescribed medications with her rheumatologist. She may need adjustments to her medications. Remember, any decisions in your mother-in-law’s healthcare are hers, not yours.
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