What Does Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue Feel Like?While everyone experiences “being tired” occasionally, the fatigue associated with MS has certain characteristics:
- It occurs daily.
- It may be present in the morning, even after a good night’s sleep.
- It worsens as the day progresses.
- Heat and humidity aggravate it.
- It comes on suddenly.
- It's more severe than normal fatigue and more likely to interfere with daily life.
- Feeling of heaviness in the arms and legs
- Worsening of other symptoms, such as problems with balance or vision, or slurring speech
- Difficulty concentrating
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Feeling ill, like you have the flu
Learn MoreRead these articles to learn more about MS-related fatigue:
- Causes of Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis
Turkington, Carol. The A to Z of Multiple Sclerosis. New York: Checkmark Books. 2005.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Fatigue