Thursday, 7 April 2016

Fatigue #AtoZofMS #AtoZChallenge #poetry

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

Head too heavy
Have to stay lieing down
Can't move

Legs like lead
Dragging myself around
So hard

Arms dead weights
Can barely comb my hair
No joke

Eye lids closing
Physically overtaken
MS Fatigue

MS fatigue is very different from the tiredness or exhaustion that people without MS may have and is out of all proportion to any activity you may have been doing.  Managing of fatigue is based around making the most of your available energy by learning pacing and prioritising what you do.

Find out more about MS at
MS Trust A to Z

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I'm also writing an
A to Z of Blessings at LLM Calling

Find other blogs posting their A to Z this April 2016 


  1. So very true. Poem says it like it is. MS fatigue creeps up unannounced and wacks me across the head. GGRRR

  2. Although I do not know the exhaustion of this disease, the fatigue felt palpable in your poetry.

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