Understanding Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of chronic illness, and may be experienced as part of almost any long-term health condition. It is also one of the most misunderstood, as people with no personal experience of this may often incorrectly assume it is the same thing as tiredness.

Tiredness is...

Fatigue is...

Unlike other symptoms, like pain or nausea, there is no symptomatic treatment to relieve the effects of fatigue. It often gets better or worse as the underlying health condition does, but the only way to manage it is to restrict how much you 


What Is It Like To Live With Fatigue?

What does fatigue feel like?

How does it affect our day-to-day lives? Relationships? Hobbies?

How Does Fatigue Affect Us At Work?

What parts of our job does fatigue make more difficult?