There are many different symptoms of lupus, depending on where in the body the disease affects the patient, but one of the most commonly presented symptoms is fatigue. In this video from Elleslife, Ellie describes some of the symptoms of systemic lupus and the debilitating effect they can have on a person’s life.
Ellie explains that fatigue is one of the worst symptoms of lupus for her and that chronic joint pain and depression can contribute to it. She advises fellow lupus patients to develop strategies to help manage fatigue so that it doesn’t overtake their lives, and to acknowledge when they are feeling fatigued and rest up. She emphasizes how important it is to get support from family and friends, as well as speaking to your doctor about ways to manage your fatigue.
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