Coping with severe fatigue
by Beth B.
Thank you so much for your healing words on this site. ME/CFS is such a lonely disease and so debilitating.
For me, when I am severely fatigued, I don't care what I have planned, I stop. Flat out tell myself to go to bed.
Lots of fluids because it seems that it is all I have the strength to do.
In the morning when I wake, I take vitamin B & D.
I usually pull out of it after a couple of days.
Before I started to do this, I was in bed an entire month. It has not happened since I started to listen to my body and do what it is asking.
Be Well, Beth B.
ps please add my name to the prayer list for ME/CFS.Note from Katherine
Thank you so much for taking the time, energy and muscle use to tell us what works for you.
It is wonderful you have found a way to improve your health and quality of life so dramatically.
Can I ask as a fellow person with ME (PWME), is it an "effort" to go to bed until you feel better. Do you have to make yourself stay there. Are you able to sleep when you have severe fatigue?
For myself, I take mini breaks throughout the day and use guided meditations and spiritual quotes, but even when living with very severe ME/CFS, lying in bed with an unoccupied mind required great discipline on my part.
No need to answer if it is too effortful.
Thank you again for your comment,
Peace be with you in your resting and in your activity periods :-)
You are now on the prayer list.
Katherine (T Owen)