Fatigue is feeling excessively tired or exhausted all or most of the time. Many people find fatigue to be one of the most distressing symptoms they experience when living with a terminal illness. It can prevent you enjoying activities or engaging with family and friends.
Fatigue may result from your disease but there could be other factors contributing to how you feel, such as medications, treatments, poor eating or sleeping patterns, anxiety, depression, conditions such as anaemia or low-grade infection, uncontrolled pain or other symptoms. These factors should all be considered by your doctor so that, when possible, your treatment can be adjusted.