Here is My Question:
I was diagnosed with RRMS in 2001. Was recently taken off Copaxone because it seemed to have stopped helping. I have daily symptoms...never-ending. My question is about fatigue. Do most patients feel the extreme fatigue with activity? Simple things like washing a dish, brushing teeth, bending over or carrying groceries can wipe me out and even make me a little lightheaded. I notice I sleep more during the day, but I force myself to keep going. I've had all the cardiac tests which seem to be normal for my age (63). But I just can't seem to do much physical work anymore. I tried PT and water aerobics. The exercise makes things worse. I also have Graves, IBS, Gastritis, osteoarthritis and tendinitis. Also degenerative disc problems. Thanks so much. Appreciate any advice or suggestions.
Your experience with fatigue is common among MS patients. Thankfully, we have lots of information on this site to help with the management of MS related fatigue. Just use the search feature to find the information. However, before you begin your search for answers remember the following: There is no single solution to fatigue; trying something like an exercise program, deciding that it is not helpful and discarding it is a mistake. Most of these strategies will require months of hard work and adjustments to find a successful solution. These solutions always require a combination of management strategies that include most of the following:
You should discuss the comprehensive management of your MS related fatigue with your MS team
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