The tiredness people with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) experience is a greater cause of poor physical health than any other side effect of the condition, researchers in Aberdeen have concluded.
Their research will confirm what every person with a vasclitides know first-hand; that the fatigue caused by vasculitis has far reaching consequences into every day life.
Hooray at long last someone has realised how bad fatigue can be. The researchers at the University of Aberdeen have written an article in the UK journal Rheumatology, basically urging doctors working with us weggie sufferers to take time to recognise and evaluate fatigue. They finish by stating that a better understanding of the mechanisms of fatigue are needed to support the "new generation of AAV patients where long-term survival is considered the norm and issues related to quality of life take precedence"
For me the constant fatigue is one of the things that really gets me down, I do not have a big lawn but I have to have several rests when cutting it. Luckily my job is just sitting down driving a car, I do not know hbow I would cope if I had phsically strenous work. Any one got any comments or views?
Last edited by Dryhill; 04-29-2012 at 11:43 AM.
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