first time posting here. I spoke to a very nice lady on the scope response help desk, she suggested I post my question to you all here.
before I do I just tell you a little about myself.
I am 39/m I work part time 22.5 hours a week. the form of Cerebral Palsy I have is Ataxic. it effects the my left side of my body the most. I can walk but get very tired quickly, I have a wheelchair but it is difficult to use within my work place so I only really get some rest from walking when I am at home. I find both eating and swallowing hard and it also makes me tired.
I was wonder if anyone had some tips on fighting fatigue. I only have to be at work for about 2 hours and I am exhausted and need a rest. I have a fatigue management plan at work and it normally allows me to work a max of 3 to 4 hours before I get a break. mostly I work 2 hour shifts then I need a rest. the problem I am having is finding a quick way to recover within the 30 minute breaks.if I work a 4 hour shift i get an hour break.
the lady on the response desk suggested drinking plenty of water and eating banana's which I am going to try. I also going to speak to my doctor again to see if she can help. I don't really want to go back to my employer and explain that I am still struggling as it took me ages to convince them I was safe to drive within my job last time I went off from exhaustion.
I tend to sleep ok once I take my night time pain killers they tend to knock me out for about 3 hours I then wake up and then go off again for a further 3 to 4 hours. I am trying to come off a lot of my medication as they make me tired but it would help if anyone else has any other suggestions I could try.
thanks in advance