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Is Foggy-Headed a Symptom of RA?


WebMD Health Community Summary

One WebMD Community member asks if being "foggy headed" is a symptom of RA. He asks if anyone else has experienced it along with rheumatoid arthritis.

One member responded that perhaps he was feeling RA fatigue. People with RA often feel very tired, both physically and mentally. You can feel it day after day, and it can be overwhelming at times.

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WebMD guest expert Scott Zashin, MD, says feeling foggy isn't generally an RA symptom. But it could be a side effect of some medications. He suggested talking to the doctor about the fogginess to see what might be the cause.

Have you had any foggy feelings with your RA? Was it medication-related?

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