Your posts are catching my eye tonight. When I saw energy crash, I just had to read. I don't have CFS, but do have lupus, RA, Fibro and other things that make me very fatigued.
I like the "crash", "collapse" and "meltdown" words you use. I always say "someone pulled the plug" and drained all my energy out of my body. Thats the way it feels sometimes. I will be doing just fine and all of a sudden, I need to lay down.
Hippi gave you some wonderful advice. I'm sure she is alot more help than I am...I just wanted share my fatigue experience with you. I really don't know alot about CFS, but do know alot about severe fatigue and pain.
I'm sure Hippi or someone else has already posted the link to the spoons theory, but just incase you haven't read it I will post it here. www.butyoudontlooksick.com This is a great story about learning to pace yourself and to help others understand what you go through on a daily basis with a chronic disease.
I hope your energy picks back up soon and you feel a bit better. Take care and God Bless!
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Diagnosis: Lupus and Restless leg syndrome 1990, RA, Asthma and Fibro 1994, Sjogren's and Raynaud's 1995, Diverticulitis 1998, Minor stroke 2004, Atherosclerosis 2004, Seizures march 2005
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