This leaflet will help you to understand what we mean by fatigue and fatiguability in M.E. and the way in which it differs from the ‘chronic fatigue’ that occurs in a wide range of medical and psychiatric illnesses.
“Everyone gets fatigued or tired at times – it’s a perfectly normal part of
human life. And people will describe their fatigue in many different ways…
“It’s important to define what we mean by fatigue and fatiguability
in M.E. and the way in which it differs from the ‘chronic fatigue’ that
occurs in a wide range of medical and psychiatric illnesses…”
Topics discussed in this leaflet include:
- Fatigue and fatiguability in M.E.
- What is fatigue?
- What causes fatigue in M.E.?
- What have we learned from research into M.E. fatigue?
- Can M.E. fatigue be treated with drugs?
- Self-help management options
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Graded Exercise Therapy
- Additional information
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
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