What is the best way to cope with fatigue caused by lupus?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The majority of people with lupus experience chronic tiredness and fatigue. Some find this symptom so debilitating that they can no longer work. The best way to cope is to maintain good physical and mental health. Regular exercise is beneficial, as is having a strong network of family and friends to help cope with the impact of the illness. It's also wise to recognize limitations, get sufficient rest and take breaks when needed. Pushing oneself to the point of exhaustion likely will only make the fatigue worse. It is important to educate friends, family and coworkers about your disease so that they will recognize your need for rest.

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