FATIGUE IN SJOGREN'S SYNDROME
There is central fatigue associated with weariness - a worn out feeling.
This is difficult to treat and can only be 'coped with' - strategies include a period of rest in the afternoon, no late nights, regular sleep time.
Fatigue affects approximately 50% of patients with Sjögren's syndrome but is often brought on by hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, lymphoma, or underlying depression.
There is peripheral fatigue which can be due to inflammation of the muscles.