Struggles Of Living With Fibromyalgia And Chronic Fatigue

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are considered separate but related disorders. They share a common symptom — severe fatigue that greatly interferes with people’s lives.Insomnia — and the lack of deep, restorative sleep — is a big part of the problem, explains Mary Rose, PsyD, a clinical psychologist and behavioral sleep specialist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

 

Sleep and Fibromyalgia Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome When Rose first sees a patient with fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and chronic fatigue, she makes sure that other causes of fatigue, like anemia (low blood count) and thyroid problems, have been addressed.Improving a patient’s sleep is an important part of easing fibromyalgia fatigue, Rose tells WebMD. “We know from research that sleep improves mood, pain, and in general how people feel during the day. Regardless of the reasons for the chronic fatigue, if we can get some control over quality of sleep, we’re likely to see positive benefits to mood, fatigue, concentration.”Living With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue

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