Does anyone else get extremely tired because of their chronic pain? I can't tell if me constantly being tired of related to my pain and fatigue or something else. but i'm leaning towards my pain, is this normal? I get 7-8 hours of sleep a day.

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  • 100Percent_K


    Chronic fatigue syndrome is very common alongside many chronic pain/health issues

  • wise


    being in pain is exhausting. your body is spending extra resources trying to heal an injury that doesn't actually exist, like revving the engine of a parked car. it doesn't make the car go, it just wastes gas, and if you're doing that all the time, you'll need to refuel a lot more often

    • SaviorOfRats


      That makes a lot of sense actually, i just started physical therapy again and i feel like that's also taking a lot of energy out of me. Thank you for explaining that to me.

  • Lygia


    I get worn out by my pain very quickly too. Winded too. I think it kinda goes hand and hand with it. I just repeat to myself "you are bigger then your pain" when I need to push through it all.

  • kimmer4454


    That's so normal . I think chronic pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia are all linked. At least for me all 3 came on at the same time. I take Adderall which helps the fatigue.

  • Harvey78


    Yes in so tired i reserve my 800mg ibuprofen to get rid of my pain for 6 hrs when i need to leave the apartment but i probably do too much cuz when it wears off i feel horrible and takes days to recover.

  • selky


    yeah i always feel so exhausted after a flare up and in general i feel tired too, since summer has started ive been able to get 10-12 hours a night and that's actually helped me so much with my migraines and helped some with my gi pain, but my doctor told me that since i have chronic pain i should be getting 10+ hours if i can, and honestly i recommend that to any other people who have chronic pain too cause it helped me alot and im sure other people who have chronic pain are feeling really tired too cause just experiencing our pain flare ups and daily pain in general is so tiring and draining.

  • rj.crow


    Chronic pain is sooooo exhausting. Even if I’m just sitting on the couch or even laying down all day I still end up being really tired no matter how much I sleep

  • KitKat1450


    Yes, especially if my pain levels hit higher even for just a few minutes I can feel completely drained after even if it subsided.

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