- Malaise (/məˈleɪz/ mal-AZE) is a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness, of being "out of sorts", often the first indication of an infection or other disease.
- Fatigue occurs with malaise in many common diseases.
- Malaise can be accompanied by a feeling of not having enough energy to accomplish usual activities.
- A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness.
So this is what it has come too. I wake up in the morning and head down stairs for my first cup of tea and can't even pick up the cup without pain. It's like lifting a 10 kg weight! (I use to lift weights for fun!)
Photo By: Cpl. Courtney C. White
This simple act of waking and getting a cuppa has different conotations for people with chronic pain and muscle disease:
- realizing your body is in pain
- trying to get out of the bed (trying may be the operative word, especially when you find it difficult to roll over or sit up)
- stiffness but just try and get moving
- down the stairs is an extra challenge and extra pain (think yourself lucky you can still manage pain)
3. I could go on but typing is tiring my fingers, arms, shoulder and back...