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15 Ways to Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue

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1. Move more

2. Check your medications

3. Get treatment for depression

4. Get tested for anemia

5. Get tested for underactive thyroid

6. Relieve pain promptly

7. Get ample sleep

8. Improve your diet

9. Lose weight

10. Support your joints

11. Chronicle your pain

12. Pace yourself

13. Try to conserve energy

14. Consider therapy

15. Talk to an occupational therapist

John A. Flynn, M.D., M.B.A.

John A. Flynn, M.D., M.B.A.

John A. Flynn, M.D., M.B.A., M.Ed., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the associate dean and executive director of the Clinical Practice Association and vice president of the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians. He is the medical director of the spondyloarthritis program and a founding member of the Johns Hopkins Primary Care Consortium.

Dr. Flynn received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and completed his internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in rheumatology. Dr. Flynn also completed his master of business administration degree at the Johns Hopkins University and his master of education degree at the University of Cincinnati. He is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and is a fellow with the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Flynn is the editor of the Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine and Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination.