Fatigue

August's self-management series  

MS Ireland
11 Aug 2016

Fatigue can be one of the most prevalent and problematic of all MS symptoms. Studies suggest as many as 80% of people with MS will experience fatigue. Fatigue can also be the symptom that is most associated with causing people to reduce working hours or stop working and it can cause huge problems for social and family life.

However, there are ways to manage fatigue and try and minimise its impact. Below are some articles with information and tips on dealing with fatigue.

MS Society UK have detailed information on what causes fatigue in MS and some advice for managing it.

Information on different types of fatigue in MS and eight tips for fighting fatigue.

Advice on what to do about fatigue including assessing your personal situation, conserving energy and dealing with the stress that fatigue can cause

The Living Like You blog has a great personal perspective on fatigue.

MS & Me bloggers Emma Rogan and Helen Farrell's perspective on fatigue.

Further reading

July: Stress Management

June: Self-Monitoring

May: Exercise and MS

April: Mindfulness

March: Positive Thinking and Challenging Negative Thoughts

February: Personal Relationships and MS 

January: Personal Goals 

In September, we will look at depression and anxiety.