Multiple Sclerosis :: Living with fatigue – a new MS Trust book

The latest book from the MS Trust aims to give people with MS a better understanding of the causes of fatigue and offers some practical suggestions for managing the symptom.

Fatigue is one of the commonest symptoms of MS and can have a major impact on daily life. As an ‘invisible’ symptom, fatigue is often misinterpreted or misunderstood by family, friends or colleagues and can be a primary reason for giving up work.

“What I find is that no one, but no one, who doesn’t have fatigue from MS has any idea what it’s like”

As well as the direct effects of MS, many other factors can add to fatigue, including poor sleep, diet, fitness, stress and low mood. The book examines each in turn and provides practical ideas and suggestions to help people manage their own fatigue.

“It?s been a slow process coming to terms with the MS and fatigue, but life for me is so much better than six years ago. I think that there’s a lot that can be done just by looking after yourself”

Living With Fatigue was written in conjunction with Michelle Ennis, an MS specialist occupational therapist and illustrated with many comments by people with MS who know what it is like to live with fatigue.

The book is available free of charge from the MS Trust .

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