MS Fatigue question
I've listened to you all talk about this, and I've read about it as well. From what I can gather, MS fatigue is way worse than "I'm tired." It's "I need to lie down right now and sleep because I physically cannot do anything else." Is that right? Is it that all-encompassing exhaustion where you simply cannot do anything else, where you have no choice at all but to lie down? I have felt that from time to time but only a day here and there over the year. I ask because I am normally the type of person who gets by just fine on 6-7 hours of sleep every night, without a problem. But in the last few weeks, I'm just tired all the time. I sleep 8 hours on weekdays, and closer to 9-10 on the weekend, but I never seem to kick the tiredness. I'm not to the point like I said up above. I still function. I went hiking last weekend (sure, it was harder than normal, but I still went). I work full time, I go home & cook dinner, do laundry, walk the dog, etc. but I am DRAGGING all day, from morning to night. It's like a low-level exhaustion all day long, but it doesn't keep me from getting up and doing stuff. Just wondering if that's MS fatigue or if I'm just worn out or there's something else going on. This isn't normal for me, but it doesn't seem to be the horrible fatigue I hear about other people with MS talking about. Thanks! Michelle
@isaacson72 , have a read through here, Michelle :- https://www.mstrust.org.uk/a-z/fatigue
Thanks, Stumbler. While the picture on the right side of the wood person collapsed on a wood chair is pretty much exactly what I feel like right now, some of the other descriptions there seem like more than what I'm feeling. Maybe I'm just trying to do too much and my body is rebelling or maybe it's just because it's summer (although I'm usually in an air-conditioned location - work, house, car - and normally I'm walking the dog when it's cooler outside). Hmmm. I'm not convinced this is what's going on with me right now but who knows. I am seeing my neuro for a regular check up on Sept. 8, I will add this to the list of questions I have for him. It's just abnormal for me to be tired all the time. Other than that, I feel pretty good thankfully. I need to bookmark that website, it's a good one! I always forget about it as I'm over here in the US. I'm not a huge fan of the MS Society website, plus the only communication I ever get from them are fundraising requests. I get that they do a lot of good in the MS community, and their money helps fund a lot of research, but sometimes it would be nice to see something from them that is not fundraising! Thanks for the link.