Can anything be done to alleviate chronic fatigue in Parkinson's patients? Look towards the Endoctrine System as a remedial possibility.
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member, How I wish I knew the cause of my crushing fatigue! Perhaps then it could be treated and perhaps lessened. On the Parkinson's Fatigue Scale, I score 79 out of 80. Some days I barely function. Presently it is the symptom that contols my life. More and more I find myself becoming a hermit. I have no words to describe how it feels, but it is a fatigue that no amount of thinking or willpower can overcome.
Our bodies are working overtime just to do the simple routine tasks we used to not think about. I found this on MJFF.
It's a vicious cycle....I'm exhausted, so I go to bed, wake up after a few hours because I ache all over, but fall back to sleep because it's still too early to get up, then I wake up again because I'm sweating, so I try to calm by using my Kindle, but by then, the dogs want to get up and they can be pretty convincing. So, by 5:00 a.m., I'm up and moving. Then, by noon I'm exhausted and can't help but take a nap. So, I don't know what to blame it on...PD? Maybe, my doctor says that PD affects everything. Aches? My knees, arms, back all hurt. Normal fatigue? Maybe, but my friends are never as worn out as I am. Of course, the tremors all day long take a lot of energy. So, @A MyParkinsonsTeam Member, this was another good question. I do believe that the Parkinson's is the underlying factor that causes my fatigue because it touches everything.
Without a rest in the afternoon things go down hill. A nap gives me a fresh look at the day.
@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member,
I am celebrating the fact that I have had 3 SOLID nights of sleep!!😆💞💞💞.
I have been using earphones, my tablet and YouTube to basically knock myself out after taking my medication at night! I put the earphones on and turn on the music and the next thing I know, my body wakes me for my medication!!
What a blessing that a good night's sleep is!! Makes me want to create , which I haven't done in months!!
Give it a try for those who wrestle with insomnia!!!
Blessings to you all and have a great day!
P.S......I may even try to do this for my nap time!! Pam😋😆