What She Did to Get Past Her Chronic Fatigue
Just as the person who wrote in, I have been a chronic fatigue sufferer for eight long and lonely years. This is not only distressing due to the chronic pain, exhaustion and interference with the ability to function normally on a daily basis. It is also distressing because people don’t believe there is anything wrong with you and get impatient and angry. For years I had judgmental doctors who hated seeing me in the waiting room because they knew they could not help me and therefore blamed me for being sick, just like you wrote. I was told I was stressed and depressed. That was definitely true, but this was because of my CFS, not what started it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Over the years, I have tried many methods. Here is my summary. I have found that weekly massage, gentle yoga stretches, taking wheat and dairy out of my diet, neurofeedback, guided imagery and sticking with a naturopathic diet regimen have yielded steady relief. I have been on a steady improvement upswing on all of my symptoms for at least the last three years.
I’ve gone back to work half-time, which I have enjoyed very much. I don’t work as hard and I don’t take it as seriously as I used to. This gives me more balance in my life. I even think that these days, even with the CFS, I can honestly say I am enjoying life more now than I used to. I fully expect to improve further.
I would therefore like to underline what Belleruth said. Don’t give up!!!!!! You can put together a set of modalities that will make the difference for you, just like I did. Don’t write yourself off. Your life is not over. It may be just beginning.