How to reduce fatigue?

control the flare of the disease and put lupus into remission.

correct all the usual causes of fatigue. For example, anemia or lack of iron, which are very common in women (one in three women of childbearing age).

identify your natural rhythms: the body has a rhythm over 24 hours with a period of wakefulness and a period of sleep. There are, during the day, 2 peaks of vigilance: at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Conversely, a lack of energy, or drowsiness, may appear just after lunch due to the hypoglycemia that occurs in early digestion. To get back in shape, you have to live at your own pace: some people are “morning persons”, others are “night owls”. To have a restful sleep, you have to know how to disconnect from everyday concerns. The worst obstacle to sleep is the incessant flow of thoughts. Relaxation, sophrology, hypnosis can have beneficial effects. Benzodiazepine-type sleeping pills are to be avoided. They do not, in general, give a good restful sleep. Artificial sleep is light, with a decrease in deep sleep, which is necessary to recover. Indeed, sometimes long sleepers, tired during the day, can have a better deep sleep by sleeping less.

have or resume regular, progressive physical activity, such as walking, cycling, swimming.

have a balanced diet, avoiding the consumption of too many sugars because these stimulate insulin spikes and cause a sharp drop in blood sugar. Hypoglycemia results in drowsiness or energy drain. It is also necessary to avoid eating chocolate in the evening as it can have a similar effect as a cup of coffee.

control your workspace, limiting the daily constraints related to transport and stress.