Some of the common symptoms of chronic fatigue
Have you been feeling?
- overly/extremely tired
- low in mood
Have you had thoughts like?
- ‘I can’t do this’
- ‘I don’t understand why I am so tired all the time’
- ‘I have no energy’
- ‘I can’t stand the pain’
- ‘I can’t think properly’
- ‘I can’t concentrate on this’
Have you noticed?
- aching muscles and body pains
- a disruption to your sleep routine
- a disruption to you eating pattern
- you are unable to concentrate
- you are struggling to complete daily routine tasks
Possible causes of chronic fatigue
- the cause of chronic fatigue is unknown; research has explored biological and psychological factors that could cause chronic fatigue
- pressure – you may be under pressure at home or work, feel trapped or unable to problem solve certain issues
- stressful life events – these can be unwelcome or traumatic, such as being bullied at work, getting divorced, or being attacked/abused
How common is chronic fatigue?
- 2% of the populations have chronic fatigue
- chronic fatigue is more common in women than in men; it usually develops in the early-20s to mid-40s