Fatigue is experienced when you have fibromyalgia goes beyond “normal fatigue,” according to a recent publication in the journal BMC – musculoskeletal disorders.

The researchers wanted to understand in greater detail the fatigue that occurs in fibromyalgia and the impact it has on our lives. After conducting a series of interviews, they analyzed the results and produced a model with conceptual fatigue of fibromyalgia, including the following:

An overwhelming sense of tiredness
not relieved by rest or sleep
is not proportional to the efforts made on a daily basis
associated with a feeling of weakness and heaviness
interferes with motivation and desire to perform activities
impede perform time -consuming tasks

It prevents us from concentrating, thinking clearly and remembering things.

For those of us who live with this kind of fatigue, this is nothing new. However, it seems that this model is a good step forward. The medical world does not have a correct understanding of the different types of fatigue and need appropriate language to describe them. Everyone ever feel tired and fatigue is one of the main complaints that doctors hear. This model provides definition for fibromyalgia-related fatigue, which helps distinguish it from other types of fatigue.

Many of us sick with fibromyalgia have experienced every level of fatigue of this new model, in different variations, and certainly almost all have experience with physicians who often do not understand the weakness we feel due to fatigue. This can be a frightening symptom, to the extent that sometimes we are afraid to walk for fear drop us feeling so weak legs that seemingly could not sustain. And this weakness comes and goes, sometimes not even seem to make much sense.

With a little luck, this new model could help us and our doctors better understand fibromyalgia-related fatigue.

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