Most people think of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as a disease that causes joint pain. But if you have RA, you know that fatigue and weakness can exact their toll as well.
"RA is actually much more than a joint disease," says M. Elaine Husni, MD, MPH. Husni is vice chair of rheumatology and director of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center at the Cleveland Clinic. "RA is a systemic [body-wide] inflammatory disease," she explains. "That's why you get the other, what we call "constitutional," symptoms...
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?