Saturday, August 22, 2009

Napping on the Job

Without a doubt the worst and the most frustrating side effect of my multiple sclerosis has been fatigue. I take Provigil to help with this because without it I would be a zombie. Most of the time it does it's job, however there are days (or weeks) when the MS comes out on top.

This past week has been rough. In fact, on Thursday I was so tired shortly after lunch that I had to punch out, close my office door, turn out the light, and take a 30-minute nap. Now, it's nice that I have a job where I can get away with this, but I would much rather not have days where I have to take a nap or be unable to function. Even with the Provigil and on a better day, I often still feel at least a little tired. Trying to work up the motivation to get anything done is hard when you always feel exhausted.