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HannahIrene28

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I'm 23 years old and have had SLE since I turned 18. I have been working as an RN for almost two years now. Lately I have been going to work and coming home completely and utterly exhausted. I haven't changed my sleeping habits. I am just wondering how much tiredness and fatigue is considered "too much". With a chronic illness that causes everyday pain and fatigue how do you determine when you need to see a doctor?
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Hi and welcome. Have the doctor check your vitamin B levels and your vitamin D levels. If your vitamin B is really low it can cause your to tired.


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I think it would be good to let your rheumatologist know there has been a change. Like Cake said, it would be good to know some of these blood levels, especially the Vitamin D since it goes along with lupus.
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The vit D thing confuses me. The sun gives you a mega dose of vit D, but also makes lupus people sick. So how does vit D help lupus? Always wondered about that.
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It's the UV rays in the Sun not the vitamin D that make you sick
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You need vitamin D. Low dose vitamin D will make your bones hurt and cause other issues. What most of us do is take a prescription of vitamin D. I take my prescription of vitamin D every Friday and I take an over the counter vitamin D everyday but this is what my rhemy has come with consult your rhemy before starting anything
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vitamin D promotes calcium absorption
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As a nurse, you probably work under florescent lights, yes? They emit UVA light, just as the sun does. I find I'm more sensitive to it than I used to be. If I linger in WalMart, I'm down for hours afterward. Maybe something else to check into in a addition to Vitamin D.
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Vitamin D is very beneficial. Because with some autoimmune people; we can't be in the Sun.
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How much fatigue and tiredness is too much. Our bodies tell us so much. They say: it's ok to let your body tell you how it's feeling. If possible, listen to it and hope you know that you are not alone. Its ok if your feeling these things; it's real. Stay on this site and you will see how many others Understand.
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