This is a first in a new series of ultrashort blog posts called “Thought-4-the-Day” (#T4TD) to make you think about your MS.
Did you know that MS-related fatigue could be caused by sickness behaviour?
Sickness behaviour is a coordinated set of adaptive behavioural changes that occur in response to inflammation and/or infection, which includes fatigue or lethargy, depressed mood & motivation, reduced social exploration, loss of appetite, sleepiness, reduced concentration & attention and brain fog.
If you recognise these symptoms you need to ask if your MS is active? Many people with MS notice an improvement in these symptoms when they start effective disease-modifying therapies.