Last reply 2 months ago
Recovering from Fatigue

I’m new to this MS lark – what a ball this is!!! Yesterday I had a fatigue episode (sometimes they last days, other times just hours), you know the type, where you can barely move or think! Fortunately a good nights sleep appears to have shifted the worse this time but no matter how long the episode is, I’m left feeling drained and dizzy for a few days. I’m a very healthy eater so will up my fruit/veg intake and will have a lovely cup of high flavonoids hot chocolate in a short while but does anyone have any tips that work. I know I’m looking for the magic wand but I have to ask, just in case!

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stumbler
2 months ago

@cakeangie , now, that’s the $64,000 question!

All we can do is “listen to our body” and rest when the need arises. It’s all about management, although there maybe something here which may help :-

https://support.mstrust.org.uk/file/Living-with-fatigue-2018.pdf


grandma
2 months ago

Hi @cakeangie, each of us is different and you will discover in time what works for you be it 1/2 an hr cleaning at a time before you have a sit down, long sleep in the afternoon if you are going out that night, whatever floats your boat, but as Stumbler says, listen to your body, it doesn’t lie🥊👂😜


cakeangie
2 months ago

Ah, thank you. I guess the magic wand is pace yourself and wait for it to wear off!


rotherhamdave
2 months ago

I’ve learnt from my body that jobs don’t need to be all done at once. I spread it out over the week to give myself a chance. Rome wasn’t built in a day as the saying goes. I know I don’t work any more and I don’t have any kids so I have the time to do things at my own pace. I might ask for sootys wand


doubleo7hud
2 months ago

@rotherhamdave I like to spread jobs at home over a few months or years where possible but as I live with the missis I sometimes find it hard as it’s not worth the ear ache 😖. Do have a good excuse tho as there’s kids ere there good for postponing jobs 😂. And now iv got MS I can use my selective hearing coupled with added superpower selective can’t be arsed iv got a good excuse 😂.


doubleo7hud
2 months ago

This multiplayer SclerosARSE jobby ain’t all bad 😂

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