Saturday, December 19, 2015



         FIND A REASON

              TO  LAUGH EVERYDAY

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Almost the New Year, 2016 !  when I was a child I would imagine what the years would be like but I never went beyond 2000, I mean really, how can a person be that old!!  The last month has been full of tests, doctor visits, pokes, prods and trying to stay awake through it all.  The fatigue is getting worse, I used to stay awake 10 hrs. or more a day, now, if I can make it 2 hrs. I am happy.

Chronic Fatigue-Defination thanks to the Mayo Clinic-

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can't be explained by any underlying medical condition. The fatigue may worsen with physical or mental activity, but doesn't improve with rest.
The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown, although there are many theories — ranging from viral infections to psychological stress. Some experts believe chronic fatigue syndrome might be triggered by a combination of factors.
There's no single test to confirm a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. You may need a variety of medical tests to rule out other health problems that have similar symptoms. Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome focuses on symptom relief.

Once again, thanks to the Mayo Clinic--Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue--

Chronic fatigue syndrome has eight official signs and symptoms, plus the central symptom that gives the condition its name:
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of memory or concentration
  • Sore throat
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in your neck or armpits
  • Unexplained muscle pain
  • Pain that moves from one joint to another without swelling or redness
  • Headache of a new type, pattern or severity
  • Unrefreshing sleep
  • Extreme exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after physical or mental exercise

Hep C causes mine and most likely liver failure.   Home treatment is very important. Adjusting your daily schedule to take advantage of times when you have more energy, improving your sleep habits, and getting regular and gentle exercise can often help you feel better. Beginning a graded exercise program, in which the level of exercise starts out easy and gradually grows more challenging, should be part of your treatment. Studies have shown that a carefully planned exercise program can help people with CFS regain their strength and energy and feel better..  Remember that if you have CFS, you will be able to do only light exercise. Doing too much or increasing your level of exercise too quickly can make your symptoms worse.  A great resource for exercising, diet, support is SparkPeople, a free site that is amazing in all it includes.  Check it out and see if it might be right for you.  The link is:    SparkPeople

You also should be open how you are feeling with your family and friends.  Let them know that you are not lazy, that this is a real issue and you are trying to work through it.  Keep stress, as much as you can, from your life.  Stress can be a real hindrance in your treatment.