If you have an autoimmune condition, the days of sleeping peacefully and waking refreshed may seem like a distant dream. Fatigue is one of the most common patient complaints; unfortunately, it’s also one of the most non-specific. It can represent a multitude of problems, from simply being sleep deprived (though this is technically referred to as “drowsiness”, as fatigue means
Chronic fatigue syndrome produces symptoms similar to a flu and other common viruses, such as extreme tiredness, muscle weakness, headaches and body aches. Extensive rest will not relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue. Although chronic fatigue is not currently considered an autoimmune condition, many of the symptoms overlap those seen with autoimmune issues. Chronic fatigue and other autoimmune diseases can coexist and need to be managed together.