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Fatigue & Itching in PBC

A few months ago I began to notice a link between the severity of my fatigue and itching. I never really thought about it before but within a few hours of my itching becoming really troublesome I seem to be overcome with exhaustion. This can then go on for days or weeks at a time.

Does this happen to anyone else?

Can anyone explain why it happens?

I would really appreciate your thoughts.

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Hello Byjas.

I had fatigue in my year of diagnosis - 2010 - but at some point during 2011 it vanished. I did start with the itch in a bad capacity early 2010 and this is how it led to being diagnosed with PBC December 2010.

The one thing I thought of was are you getting sleep during the night or is the itch causing a problem? I find I can get tired mid-afternoon (around 3-4p.m) if I've not had a few hours at least sleep during the night caused by the itch I tend to get late at night and through the night these days (it seems to have vanished by 6a.m).

If you are not getting adequate sleep I expect that fatigue would feel even moreso and alongside the itch it is definitely not a good combination.

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oh I'm going to have to watch for that link? I'm pretty much always tired, but there are times I'm definitely more tired with the fatigue. thanks for that - I'm going to keep an eye on it :)

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MY ' brick wall' fatigue went when they put me on vit D. I haven't noticed a link with the itch just good times & bad.

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