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How to overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Updated on January 2, 2014

The irony in today’s world is that even with such advancements in the field of medicine, the overall health of the general public seems to be deteriorating rather than getting better. Hospitals are filled with every day complaints of numerous ailments like fatigue, headaches, muscle aches and so on. Because of the fast paced life of today, people usually feel down and tired all the time. Therefore, it is important that you realize these symptoms of Chronic Fatigue and do something about it before it really starts to interfere with your day to day activities.

Doctors usually don’t pay much heed to such fatigue and pains as these are believed to be more mental than physical in nature. There are no sure shot tests that can determine whether all of these sensations are real or not, therefore there is no known treatment for it. Many a times, a patient may exhibit multiple symptoms, so it might be difficult to get to the root cause of this condition.

The main thing that is the most responsible for making you feel tired and lethargic all day long is depression. Whenever a certain person is diagnosed with any chronic condition they usually struggle to cope with the idea at first. The patients may start to alienate themselves and seek solitude. They try to remain indoors and become a sort of a recluse. However, you must realize that this will do more harm to you than good. A little bit of sunshine and some time spent with the friends and family can help lift your mood and spirits and give you courage to fight your condition well.

At some point, you might feel as though all of your problems are being compounded day by day. And quite rightly so, the soreness and acute pain in the muscles and fatigue makes it almost impossible for you to function properly in your day to day lives. The best way out for you would be to try and manage your symptoms.

Now you must realize that you need to find an appropriate way to handle yourself and your condition. Trying to find solace in smoking, alcoholism, excessive eating or other such unhealthy and unproductive activities would prove to be quite damaging in the long run. These things will prove to be much of a hurdle in your road to recovery. So, you should never resort to these activities to find some relief. On the contrary, you need to identify the root cause of your problems and treat them as soon as possible.

With all said and done I think now we are in a better position to discuss some strategies that might help you along the way.

Identify the underlying cause of your fatigue and fibromyalgia
Nothing in your body happens without reason. If you are hit by fatigue, tiredness and fibromyalgia, then there must be some reason behind your agony. Although doctors say that there is no particular reason behind the pain and fibromyalgia but there are some things that trigger this condition. Some of the most common explanations of pain and soreness in muscles are as follows:

  1. Vitamin deficiency
  2. Anemia or iron deficiency
  3. Poor and unbalanced diet
  4. Intake of unhealthy or toxic foods
  5. Overscheduling in daily routine
  6. Unfulfilling job
  7. Lack of motivation
  8. Too many responsibilities
  9. Inflexible or demanding schedule
  10. Lack of creative or personal time
  11. Lack of physical activity
  12. No personal relaxing time
  13. Poor stress management
  14. Chronic disease like diabetes, hypertension or heart condition
  15. Autoimmune disease

Seek sound medical advice
If you feel unbearable pain in different parts of the body, then you should seek proper medical advice and testing. Seek counsel from someone who has experience in this field and is willing to work with you. A good doctor can be a great help in such a case.

Aggressively treat the causes of your fatigue
Once you have some idea about your condition, calculate the appropriate time you need to devote to your condition in order to recover from it. Give yourself ample amount of rest to recuperate from your problem. If you think you are overworked, then adjust your schedule in such a way that you can find some time for yourself. Do not take additional responsibilities when you are not capable of handling them. Think before taking on a new assignment or role in professional life. There is no need to put extra burden on your body given your condition. You may only make your life tough if you put unnecessary stress on your body.

I hope that this article would have provided you with some insight into the matter and now have a better understanding about where you stand. Remember don’t lose hope and stay confident.


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