How to Cope With Lupus-Related Fatigue


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.

Discover six tips for patients newly diagnosed with lupus.

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.

Read our five tips for ensuring your doctor addresses your lupus issues.

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  1. Pat Bryan says:

    Really need help with fatigue. Can’t get out of bed lots of times and dr says that’s the way it is for older people with lupus. I’m 62, is that true? Nothing can be done?

    • Tim Bossie says:

      Hi Pat. Unfortunately, many people struggle with fatigue without any real relief. We would recommend talking with your doctor some more and even seeking out other opinions. Are there any support groups near you? They can offer some tips to help.

  2. Judy Marley says:

    Be grateful for what you can achieve each day and consider people who are unable to do things without help. Rest when you need to if in the middle of an activity do not push as this makes it worse.
    Getting the correct medications is also instrumental I had tried so many and thankfullybat present am so much better and the fatigue level is low. I sleep 8-9 hours at night and take a nap in the afternoon. Think positive and have faith in our God who truly cares about us

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