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How do you cope with fatigue?

Coping with symptoms and side effects of AS is challenging. What are tips and tricks to help someone living with AS cope with daily struggles?


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  • Jed Finley moderator
    3 months ago

    Honestly, I don’t always cope with fatigue very well. I usually push myself through the fatigue until I’m crying to take a break like an over exhausted toddler. The times I am able to take control, I usually have to also take control of my environment. I need to find a quiet, hopefully dark, place to let my mind rest. I get brain tired to the point I forget my own name, so I know I need to give my brain a chance to relax and recharge. Sitting in a slightly hot bath in the dark listening to the water splash is my ideal setting to do this. I also need to go to sleep. No, not after this TV show, not after I do this, that, and the other thing, NOW! Sometimes to do what’s best for your body, you need to be a little selfish and put off a few tasks. I call is “Unselfish Selfishness”. And, my own personal advice to anyone reading this, don’t overdo the coffee if you can avoid it. When you are fatigued, your body wants and needs to rest. Coffee is like throwing a crying baby with a drum into a library… It’s not helping anybody.

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