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Submitted by JaneK on Mon, 2018-07-16 09:46
Hi This is a question for all the other women of a certain age! (I don’t think that involves you SG, despite the ongoing pregnancy!) I don’t think MS fatigue should be a major problem any more, but it is! Aged 50, i must be menopausal, in fact, the menopause began when I was 41 and sent for chemo infusions, by my neuro. who was trying to shock my immune/nervous system into behaving. And stopped after a few more years! The fatigue began about 5 years ago, i wonder if it is caused by CPN, or a hormone imbalance. Jane

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Most people with MS do have some degree of fatigue, so the first instinct for people on this site, must be to say that the cause was cpn, but for me, I never suffered from fatigue: well, compared to other people. On the other hand, I have never been tested for a hormone imbalance, so I wouldn't know about that, except that my second ovary is still functioning about every three months.

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Sarah! I didn’t have serious fatigue for several years, I wonder now if it was ever due to MS/CPN or menopause. Everyone who has a diagnosys, of anything, ktnows that is always blamed for anything! But i really don’t want either of my ovaries to keep going! Jane

MS symptoms from 2001, DX RRMS in 2008, following, a change of hospital who sent me for an MRI, precipitated by some sight loss. Took Interferons, on and off. Prescribed  chemo infusions to slow pro

Nor me Jane! I had to have a hysterectomy when I was 46 though, but I still get the slight pain I got when ovulating, though not every month now! The menopause didn't and doesn't make me fatigued though.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.