Top Tips to Overcome Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, multiple sclerosis fatigue affects as many as 80% of those with the disease. Particularly important to pay attention to as we begin to move into the warmer months of spring and summer, multiple sclerosis fatigue is often further aggravated by heat and humidity and tends to get worse as the day goes on. The good news is that there are steps one can take to fight MS-related fatigue and increase energy.


  • Most nutrition should be consumed during the morning and noontime meals.
  • Drink plenty of liquids.
  • Eat whole foods such as fruits and veggies and avoid simple carbohydrates.
  • Fish, eggs, fortified cereals and beans are high in iron and can fight fatigue.


  • Maintain a regular exercise program.
  • Stay out of the heat, use a cooling vest, and try activities that keep the body cool, like swimming.

Ask for Help

  • Spend energy on what matters and bring in reinforcements for the other tasks.
  • Consider a few hours a day of practical assistance from a professional caregiver, such as those at Home & Hearth Caregivers, who is trained in MS care.

Our experienced caregivers can help with interventions to fight multiple sclerosis fatigue. Our services are customized for each individual based upon his or her current needs, and reviewed ongoing to ensure needs continue to be met over time as those needs change. We begin with a free in-home assessment to determine together how we can best assist, providing recommendations on safety enhancements for the home, specific tasks we can assist with, community resources, and more.

Contact Home & Hearth Caregivers in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and other nearby counties in Illinois at 800-349-0663 for more information on how our in-home caregivers in Chicago can make a person with MS feel enabled, motivated and connected to others.

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