Hi everyone - I just wondered if anyone ever feels guilty for feeling tired, or unsure as to whether the tiredness is because of a lack of resilience as opposed to MS? I am working from home, five days a week, in quite a stressful role. I was diagnosed at the end of 2019 following two attacks in quick succession.
Thankfully, I don’t really have any symptoms these days (I still don’t know if the tingling sensation is MS or whether everybody gets this). Mobility fine. Brain functions well enough. However, feeling very tired after a long year of work and birth of first child. Haven’t taken much holiday. Getting increasingly emotional.
Currently, my tiredness is making me feel quite sad. I perceive others coping with the pressure well, whereas I want to just hide and cry. When I ask myself whether I am genuinely tired, or just weak, I decide it’s the latter. Further, I never allow myself to say it’s MS because day-to-day I am able to generally function quite well. As such, finding it hard to ever give myself the benefit of the doubt in case I’m just not a very tough cookie.
Does anybody else wrestle with this issue? I really want to say it’s the MS that makes me feel more tired, and that I might be at a bit of a disadvantage, but I am not brave enough to say so in case it isn’t true.
Thank you to anyone who reads this