Living with hepatitis C can cause severe fatigue, but there are steps you can take to manage it.

There are a few different ways you can feel tired. Peripheral fatigue is when you have muscle wasting and weakness from cirrhosis or compromised liver function. Central fatigue is when you experience an overall state of exhaustion.

When you have chronic hepatitis C, your body might be working to clear the virus for a long time. You can experience symptoms that make you tired.

Hepatitis C medications can also interfere with your sleep. Some can cause mood changes. Other symptoms, like itchiness and skin rashes, can keep you awake at night and make it harder for you to get restful sleep.

You can take steps to manage hepatitis C-related fatigue. These changes can help you to conserve energy and contribute to better quality of life.