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Fatigue help please!!! #HMSAanonQ

Posted By HMSA Social Media Coordinator, August 1, 2018

I am really struggling to cope with the constant fatigue.

Have you got any suggestions on what I can try to help please? 


HMSA Answer: Fatigue is a common and often disabling finding in many musculoskeletal conditions. It is a very common concern in hypermobility disorders. Those with this type of fatigue will know that it is much more than the tiredness experienced after exercise or a busy day at work; it is often an overwhelming lack of energy that may appear after even the most minimal activity.

The cause for such profound symptoms is unclear and may be related to pain, autonomic dysfunction, and poor sleep patterns and sleep quality. Addressing these issues may help relieve the severity of the fatigue.

Having good sleep hygeiene routine in place, such as a good bed time routine, bluelight filters on your smartphones/tablets, hot bath before bed can help with getting a better quality of sleep. Pacing your day can be a huge benefit too. Too many difficult tasks in a day can drain you so making sure you swap with easier tasks and rest breaks in is important. Relaxation/meditation techniques can also help. You can also find a guide to fatigue in our online shop for a lot more in depth advice here


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