Fatigue is a symptom of MS. The fatigue a lot of us deal with is usually chronic. It doesnt simply go away. But how do you manage such a symptom? How does one accomplish things on a normal level being tired all the time?
The answer? You can’t 100 percent. You can exercise more, eat better, get the rest your body needs but you’ll still probably remain tired on some sort of level. I’m not saying everyone with MS will be fatigued forever because there are people who are just fine in that department. If you’re one of those people than that’s awesome because fatigue is serious symptom that effects quality of life.
My advice? Take short naps if you can, and make sure your stress levels are as low as possible. This will help you manage your fatigue easier.
Keep your sleep schedule consistent so you know how often you are getting tired throughout the day. Be sure to discuss your concerns with your neuro or primary care provider.
If you dont want to sleep, find a task you enjoy and zone out doing it for a while!
I hope these suggestions help, and I hope you can get your fatigue to a minimum! Don’t give up!
-Rebecca Elizabeth (A Punk With MS)