Don't Sleep Your Life Away with Chronic Fatigue


Well, hello brainfog! It's sort of ironic that a post about being tired was published just of the time when I was pretty tired and subsequently pretty forgetful. Because I forgot to post it here!

Anyway! Say hello to my post about chronic fatigue for Mango Health in August. A bit late:

"Ah, fatigue. My old friend. Well, that’s not exactly true — I’d prefer to kick it to the curb, but it sticks around like a leech, draining me of vitality. If you have a chronic illness, you know what I mean. 

Even if you don’t, you’ve probably still experienced low energy levels at one point or another. Think back to the last time you were sick with the flu, for instance, and how exhausting it was to walk a few steps to the bathroom. That’s the kind of tired those of us with chronic fatigue experience every day.

I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia, both known for coming with a healthy dollop of fatigue. You might say that I have a double whammy of exhaustion. I’ve been tired for so long that I don’t remember what it feels like to have normal levels of energy." 

You can read the rest of the post on the Mango Health blog.

Comments

Rick said…
Yes, no kidding. I do not have CFS, but some days I feel like I do.
Caroline said…
Yep! I have RA and fibro as well and I often have the urge to nap because I am too tired to stay awake. And then can sleep again at night. I do feel like I sleep my life away sometimes!
Agnes Lawson said…
I do know what it feels like to be exhausted but not for an extended period of time. I wish it was as easy and taking a nap or getting a good night’s sleep. I wish there was something I could do to help but all I can say is good luck and I hope you are able to rest soon.

Agnes Lawson @ Pain Relief Experts