Any funny stories on how you describe your fatigue?

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Date Joined Jun 2014
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   Posted 6/25/2014 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I am in a whimsical mood today. I slept pretty good last night and when I sleep well I feel *almost* normal :-). Except for the fatigue. And - like all of you - I am "sick and tired of being sick and tired".

Trying to describe my fatigue is a difficult task. My body is rarin' to go! But my head is saying "darn doode... you are tired". But I am not tired. I dont yawn, I dont feel like I need a nap (and I cant nap even when I try). I think about going and doing something and it is like a veil is dropped across my brain. Like I mentally have to climb a wall before my body will move. I do find if I simply force myself to get up and go do something I am fine doing it, but it is getting my brain to agree to start doing that "something" that is the hardest.

How do you all describe your fatigue to those who have no idea what it feels like?

Happy Wednesday all.


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   Posted 6/25/2014 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Take a real heavy wool blanket, wet it down so it's even heavier, and drop it over me. That's what it feels like to me sometimes... a wet blanket!
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Barbara Lee
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   Posted 6/26/2014 12:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine feels like they've put a full body lead apron on me. You know the kind they wear when taking x-rays of people getting a barium swallow. The patient is exposed to the radiation but everyone else is wearing these heavy lead apron to protect themselves.

That's how I feel when I'm really fatigued. Or I'll inform my hubby that the local steam roller has rolled over me today and I'm not going to be of much help period.

I feel like this almost all the times. However, once in a awhile I get a break when I get a blood transfusion, then my color is good and I'm hoping and be bopping down the hallways at the hospital. Even though I get 2 to 4 units of blood monthly now, I don't get it often enough to get rid of my terrible fatigue.

Good luck with your fatigue, the best you can do is try to get goo restful and restorative sleep at night.

DX- RA, Lupus, Fibro, LGL Leukemia, Obstructive & Central Sleep Apnea, Pulmonary Hypertension, Bells Palsy, Gastroparsis, Blood Clots, Glaucoma, Chronic Pericarditis & Pleurisy, Severe Anemia. Way to many medications to list.

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Date Joined Jan 2014
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   Posted 6/26/2014 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
It's like walking through waist high peanut butter with several sumo wrestlers on my back :P

The pain of a flare is akin to being thrown down the stairs, hit by a truck, picked up by a helicopter and being dropped in the Grand Canyon lol.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind - Dr. Seuss

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   Posted 6/26/2014 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Fatigue to me is how you would feel running up 100 flights a stairs with lead weights hanging on you everywhere.

Flare feels like someone flayed me, ground my bones to dust, beat my body, dragged me behind a semi, ran over me, backed up, and ran over me again. Then once all of that was done put me back together but all wrong.
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, OA, Depression, Allergies, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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