Category Archives: Chronic Fatigue

Detrimental Habits With Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS By Adrienne Dellwo


Detrimental Habits With Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS By Adrienne Dellwo

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

Allodynia: A Rare, Distinct Type of Pain in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS


Allodynia: A Rare, Distinct Type of Pain in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

This pain can be so horrible. No hugging, pressure of clothing and bedcovers and even the weight of air blowing over you. I know it sounds weird, but sometimes all my Fibromyalgia trigger points will hurt at once spreading the pain around ALL the areas.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

An Overview of Hypervigilance


An Overview of Hypervigilance

This can be startling and frightening and very difficult to live with.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

Fatigue Syndrome – Dealing with overload & anxiety


Fatigue Syndrome

Dealing with overload & anxiety

Excerpt:

“Sensory overload may be linked to hypersensitivity, which is believed to be a core mechanism of FMS and ME/CFS. It means that our bodies react strongly to all kinds of input–noise, bright or flashing lights, crowds of people, strong smells, a chaotic environment, or multiple things competing for your attention.”

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

Gardening With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Can You Still Do Yard Work?


Gardening With Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Can You Still Do Yard Work?

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Now I am not a gardener and I hate the outdoors and if you read this article and suffer from Fibromyalgia and have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as well you might see the partial reason.  Well the main reasoning about gardening is that I am not interested in gardening, but I can’t be outside in the heat and sun either. It makes my skin “burn” even if in the shade. It’s not a pleasant feeling.

The humidity hampers my breathing as I have Asthma. I am currently taking my breathing medications through a nebulizer rather than an inhaler although I do have an inhaler for emergencies that I carry in my purse.

Now I wish I could convince my family that I am not just lazy but have legitimate reasons for my problems.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

Coping When You Have Fibromyalgia and You’re Told Nothing’s Wrong …When You KNOW Something’s Wrong!


Coping When You Have Fibromyalgia and You’re Told Nothing’s Wrong

…When You KNOW Something’s Wrong!

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It is very upsetting when your very own family doesn’t understand your condition. You can tell them over and over and it just doesn’t mean anything to some people. There are times I wish I can tell them to just spend a few days in my shoes and see how you feel. Some days I might not feel as bad and do something and then from that day forward, it is “why can’t you do ***** today when we saw you do it on such day?

I am going through an extremely bad period right now and have been for at least 2 to 3 months. I am having a major flare of both Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I am trying the very last medication available for these 2 syndromes. Nothing has worked and not sure whether this one will or not, but I am on the lowest dose so maybe a stronger dose might help. So far I am not having any bad side effects. That is amazing on its own. Most medications cause some reactions, but I am not noticing anything different so far, but it isn’t working yet either. I am still in a major flare-up of both.

Now the last 2 mornings I have gotten up in the morning around 7 to 8 AM which for the last 2 months or so I have been in bed non-stop and barely able to get up for more than an hour or more during the day. So maybe this is starting to work a little bit on the Chronic Fatigue at least.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Dizziness Problems With Balance and Fainting


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Dizziness

Problems With Balance and Fainting

This is a problem for me and has worsened lately. I try to stand up and besides the pain, I am off balance and wobble and am afraid I will fall at first until I balance myself. This could also explain the extra falling and the feeling that I had fainted. I have been hospitalized several times with the syncope (fainting). They can find nothing to explain it. The Chronic Fatigue is not mentioned as a reason.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com