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Fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis 'can be improved with successful treatment' (with a drug)

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    Dolphin Senior Member

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    - See more at: http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/...uccessful-treatment.aspx#sthash.PrD2jEoX.dpuf
     
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    http://www.clinexprheumatol.org/abstract.asp?a=9059

     
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tocilizumab
     
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    Ya think? Let's see, treatment with a monoclonal antibody against the IL-6 receptor improves symptoms. Yeah, I'd say that "indicates" the fatigue has a physical rather than psychological basis.

    I wonder who is "explaining" fatigue by HAQ and psychological distress and what (if any) real evidence they have for this explanation. Or is it the usual "We don't know, so it must be psychological"?

    It's good to see researchers looking into the biological basis of fatigue, whatever the disease.
     
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    Yes, I noticed that too. It seems that RA patients must get subjected to a load of crap as well. i.e. being told "you're fatigued because of the way you react to your illness." etc.
     
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