Today was an interesting day as I finally got a definite answer about my tiredness. I have been feeling off for many years and now I know for certain.
I met a specialist who asked me a varied mix of questions covering symptoms and situations as well as lifestyle.
I got the news that I have CFS – chronic fatigue syndrome
My symptoms cover: poor sleep, aches, poor memory and concentration, stomach pains, racing heart and that’s all on a good day, Ha!
It’s nice to know I’m not crazy in thinking something is wrong when all the tests proved good. She explained it as all organs are working, just not together.
Boom and Bust!
In feeling the way we do she explained that we are starving the body of exercise to keep energy for later. The problem there is we can’t then get going later. I had this feeling of constantly running on 30% battery and so to save it for emergency seemed the right thing to do.
Next comes the confusing activity of keeping moving when I get tired. There’s a challenge!
Later I will get a session with someone to help create routine. This is not a quick fix and can take a long time to get right, it at all.
Reference for CFS sufferers:
She was nice and in fact she has a website along with a pdf explaining what CFS and ME are. So if anyone you know has this also then tell them about her as she has many years’ experience on this.