Posted 4/27/2018 8:43 AM (GMT -6)
emotions, yes a lot of your symptoms are ME/CFS. One of my main problems is my cognitive problems, I used to be able to retain much of what I would learn & read but now my brain is a leaky vessel. I too have a problem with making decisions. Brain fog seems to be one of the main symptom most of people with CFS complain about. I had to mourn the loss of my intelligence, it was hard. I was working when this illness first came on & I was starting to forget what I was doing often, couldn't remember basic things. My daughter will help me quite a bit when I tell her I can't remember something, she is very patient with me.
Fatigue/exhaustion is a huge problem & where they came up with the horrendous name of CFS. It is way more then fatigue. I too take an anti depressant, & I dealt with anxiety when I first became ill in 2001. I think my anti depressant has helped that. I am 66 and was on SS disability until this year when it switched to SS retirement due to my age. Disability may be something you would want to look into but be ready for a long struggle. I applied online.
Do you have sleep issues? I have horrible insomnia, I take two meds to help me sleep. Getting some type of refreshing sleep is key to maintaining a level of health, I mean not crashing which is called PEM (post exertional malaise). This is a symptom which is only found in CFS, the flaring of all of your symptoms & more due to exertion. You will have down days & days with a measure of energy but never like you used to have. I am happy when I can do dishes, something I couldn't do for a long time. Anyway, work with your Dr to find ways to sleep, without meds I can't sleep longer then 3 hours & that is not deep sleep, I wake up exhausted & foggy.
Well, if you have anymore questions feel free to ask me & I will see if I can help you, hugs, Denise
Fibromyalgia-dx'd: 2006, ME/CFS-dx'd: 2006, Holt-Oram Syndrome dx'd 1975, reduced lung capacity dx'd 2009, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression (lifetime problem) IBS, neuropathy in hips
I have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.
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