Thursday, December 17, 2009 RITA KESEY, Community Member, asks

Q: WHY AM I SO TIRED ALL THE TIME.

CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY I AM SO TIRED IS IT THE MS ARE ? I DONT HAVE ANY ENGEY TO DO THE SMALLEST THINGS ANYMORE .IM 52 IS IT AGE ARE WHAT

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Vicki, Health Guide
12/18/09 6:43am

No, Rita, this does not sound age related. It sounds MS related.  Many of us understand exactly what you are talkng about because we have experienced the same thing.


80% of people with MS have fatigue.  Sometimes it is temporary, sometimes it happens regularly during a particular time of day.  Be sure to talk with your doctor about this.  There may be treatment that can help your fatigue if a cause is found or suspected. The National MS Society offers good information on fatigue.


Fatigue is not found only in MS, but it is unique in MS. Please don't give up.  It can be manageable. 


Let us know how you are doing. Good luck.



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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide
12/18/09 12:21pm

Hi Rita,

 

Fatigue is certainly one of the most frustrating MS symptoms I have experienced.  At least it feels the most challenging when it is the most prominent.

 

I wrote two posts awhile back on the subject - How to Manage MS-Related Fatigue and Taking Provigil for MS-Related Fatigue.  I hope that you will find some helpful information this those posts and in the support of others here.  Please know that you are not alone!!

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MWMS, Community Member
12/19/09 7:12pm

Fatigue and MS are inseparable.I manage it with yoga, frequent munching of snacks, biscuits and regular meals.Sometimes I am able to work for 12 hours. I am 35. MSer since 2001 with no symptoms after first attack till 2007.

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KLH, Community Member
10/18/10 2:48pm

I have had MS since 2006 and am a High School Physical Education Teacher and Coach. I hit a Brick Wall around 12:00 everyday and stay sooo tired the rest of the day. I am always on my feet and snack throughout the day, but still just want to curl up and go to sleep:(

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KLH, Community Member
10/18/10 2:49pm

PS, I am only 28 now-

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schultzy, Community Member
10/18/10 7:47pm

This is one of the things with MS that there doesn't seem to be a good solution to.  I certainly appreciate any help with this too.  Thanks.

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momdukes, Community Member
10/19/10 9:02am

You know the old saying, "if I had no bad luck, I'd have no luck at all" LOL LOL MS is not so bad the Fatique is the worst!  If I did not have the fatique I could weather the other symptoms.  You will learn to manage your fatique that is what we have to do.  My knees hurt all the tme, I hae gotton use to it, so I do not pay it any attention anymore, it has become a part of life LOL LOL!  You will learn to deal we all do, some days are better than others.  The best of lck to you.

sherry/smomdukesKiss

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By RITA KESEY, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/09/13, First Published: 12/17/09