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Archive for November 9th, 2010

Fatigue

Fatigue

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs are often used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee.  However these medications are associated with a host of side effects.  This series of blog posts examines these side effects.

NSAID use can lead to fatigue and drowsiness.  Fatigue is different than drowsiness.  Drowsiness is the need to sleep.  Fatigue is a lack of energy and/or motivation.  This encompasses both physical and mental conditions.  It should be left up to a physician to distinguish between the two.