How can Lupus Fatigue be differentiated from other causes of fatigue such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? I've been told I have both and I don't understand how my fatigue can be a separate diagnosis. Hatboro, PA
Usually there is not a way to clearly distinguish these causes of fatigue, especially since (as described in #3 above) fatigue may be the only active symptoms of otherwise-well-control lupus. It is very important to make sure lupus activity is adequately and appropriately treated and that other causes (mentioned in #1 above) are ruled out. With that in mind, the treatments and things to avoid or reduce to help your symptoms of fatigue would be the same as mentioned in other answers here.