The importance of pacing to cope with fatigue associated with chronic pain.
A constant companion of chronic pain is fatigue. It is overwhelming at times and seems to have no true relation to activity.
A perfect example is riding in a car……just that act will cause fatigue….even if it is just an enjoyable hour drive with family. A nap is needed once home….if not…the next day will surely bring an early bedtime….as the body just decides to “unplug”!
Thankfully my husband and son are supportive! In the beginning, I would often get the question “what made you so tired”? Now…they understand that it accumulates (for lack of better term).
It is like walking through mud in your boots…..the more you step…the more mud that accumulates on the bottom of your boots….until you find that your steps are impaired by the weight of the mud and muck.
The fatigue that accompanies chronic pain conditions (Fibromyalgia, Polyarthralgia, Chronic Pain Disorder, etc.) attempts to do…
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