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Chronic fatigue

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Some of the common symptoms of chronic fatigue

Have you been feeling?

  • overly/extremely tired
  • low in mood
  • irritable
  • anxious

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

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