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kelnemo posted:
My boyfriend was receintly diagnosed with ms and I am trying to do as much research as I can for the both of us. the one thing that is really bothering him is the fatigue. Does anyone know what causes the fatigue and what he can do to combat it?
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hackwriter responded:
Dear kelnemo,

Fatigue affects at least 80% of MS patients and is among the most difficult symptoms to treat. It can be caused by a variety of things as discussed in the links below.

Fatigue is also one of the more difficult symptoms to treat. Most of us manage our fatigue by carefully planning our energy use and resting frequently. Medications used to treat fatigue include Provigil, Nuvigil, amantadine, as well as meds used to treat ADHD such as ritalin. Ask your boyfriend's doctor to recommend a medication if that is something he is interested in pursuing.

For a full explanation of the causes and management of MS fatigue, I hope you'll read the links below:


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2910465/

http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/guide/ms-related-fatigue
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/what-we-know-about-ms/symptoms/fatigue/index.aspx

Thank you for your interest in learning more about your boyfriend's disease, he's lucky to have you. I hope you'll encourage him to visit us here for information and support, we've all been where his is now and understand what he is going through. And please feel free to come back with your own questions and concerns, we're happy to try to help you.

Kim


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