what works for you to get through those days you are fatiqued

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   Posted 12/26/2006 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
What do you do when you get bone tired...
Do you sleep, or do crafts, or ingore it or do something else...
I was having naps but I found I woke up tired agian.  Naps don't help me and it feels like I am missing part of the day that could have been productive in some way.  So when I get tired I ask my spouse to take care of our kid and I draw and read in a quiet place for a couple hours or go on the internet. Also a gameboy is a wonderful thing for a kid to have, keeps him entertained when a mom is too tired to move.  And I have some family that will entertain my son on most weekends so I don't have to worry about him becoming glued to the TV.
When I am too tired to cook I like to give my son sandwiches and fruit it is fast and my kid likes it. Less pots and pans too. I am the queen of finger food...lol...
I struggle when the fatigue hits me at work.  I mostly just try to get through the day.  Sometimes when I am fatigued I will actually go in to work earlier so I can get more breaks during the day and it works good for me.  I am there longer but with more breaks so it is not to bad.
So what works for you and what doesn't work for you when you get fatigued.

tropical dreams
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 12/27/2006 2:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Anitalynn,

I find that sleep helps me. I have had that fatigue so bad where you can't keep your eyes open or move your body. So far that has happened only a few times and on my days off. Heat really bothers me so I try to stay cool. My job keeps me moving constantly and I heat up really fast and become exhausted. I really can't do anything when I am fatigued, at work I just do what I have to and at home my fiance makes me rest and he does the housework etc. That helps me so much. I am learning to just let things be, pace myself and just listen to my body.

I do do crafts and love to read so on those decent days that is what I do and when it gets a little warmer here I swim as much as possible and stay out of the sun which is almost impossible in Florida.

This is a funny story, before I was dx my fiance and I went out with my brother and sister in law for a night of dancing and beach walking etc. Well it started out as fun and only having a glass of wine we went on to the next place only to find that I was really getting tired so I drank coke. Well we stopped for breakfast and I fell asleep in the resturaunt, I couldn't keep my eyes open, they practically had to carry me to the car. We picked up our car at my brothers and after using the restroom I saw my nephew had a little space next to him so that is where they found me, curled up to my nephew. I only had one glass of wine that whole nnight and couldn't understand why I was so tired. It makes sense to me now but then it didn't and it was a big joke saying my age was showing etc. Needless to say I don't go out that much anymore hahahaha.

Well enough of me. I hope your fatigue gets better, I know there are some meds you can get but I don't know what they are yet, I have another follow with my Nero and Primary soon and I'll find out, I need something as work is killing me!

Dx 08/02/06 MS

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   Posted 12/27/2006 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Sometimes when the fatigue hits, I'll realize that it is accompanied by a ton of stress -- the last time, for example, we had house guests, I was trying to play "perfect hostess" and get everything done myself... and was "struck" by fatigue.  I was in the middle of washing dishes (by hand. dumb. I HAVE a dishwasher. It would have been SO simple to load it and push a button. But NOOOO....  I had to play "suzie homemaker" and WASH the darned things...)

Anyway, I digress. tongue

So I turned over the chore to my guests, and disappeared for awhile.  A closed door to my bedroom, a half hour petting my furkids, and I was fine again for several hours.

But other times, the only thing that really will help is a lie-down.  I may not necessarily nap -- sometimes an hour of afternoon TV, so awful I'm compelled to get up!, will do it.  And sometimes a short nap -- usually no more than 20 minutes or a half-hour -- will be enough to revive me.

You'd think by now I would have learned how to better pace myself and not get in to these sorts of situations...but unfortunately it happens to me more than I'd like to admit.  My husband is pretty good at noticing it now, and will step in and shoo me away...but other times I find myself struggling needlessly, when just stopping and letting it go is the best choice.  I hate when I'm human. eyes

...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 137
   Posted 12/27/2006 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   


Hello Anitalynn,

Have you consulted with your Doctor about Provigil? I have to take it periodically and although it doesn't always work
for everyone, there are other scripts that they can try that may help. Also, you may want to read this article from
someone that defines the feeling pretty well.


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