6 Common Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue


If you suffer from a chronic illness, then it’s highly likely that you’ll experience fatigue from time to time. Fatigue is different than just feeling tired, and generally it’s not something that can be fixed with an early night or by resting for a little while.

With tips from the pros at prevention.com, we’ve put together a list of six ways that chronic fatigue can affect sufferers on a daily basis.

You feel extremely exhausted. 

Everyone experiences feeling tired and worn out from time to time but chronic fatigue takes this a step further. People will often avoid doing things they enjoy because they don’t have the energy to go out or even get off the sofa. Getting through a day at work or school will leave them feeling extremely exhausted as though they have gone through their energy reserves and have nothing left.

You can’t get a good night’s sleep. 

You would imagine that fatigue could be solved with sleep, but patients who suffer from chronic fatigue often have trouble falling asleep or wake constantly throughout the night. This lack of sleep (or disturbed sleep) only adds to the problem and makes the fatigue worse. Even if you do get to sleep, many find that they don’t feel any better when they wake up.

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  1. Mary Adams says:

    This is one of my questions answered, I get fatigued often and not a good sleeper to begin with and it does affect me in so many ways that the biggest is frustration over not being able to get off the couch or grocery shopping. Yet there is nothing that can be done about it. I can lay around with no sleep for 48 hours until I go into a drop off sleep I call it, good thing I like to read but I would kill for 4-6 hours sleep a night.

  2. Introvert 93 says:

    I get plenty of sleep, and I’m still exhausted most of the time. Any other ideas on how to cope with this?

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