With the way of the world today, dealing with chronic pain and chronic fatigue has only gotten harder. Staying inside, not going to appointments, and not having your traditional social interactions can make handling a chronic illness so much more difficult. It’s possible to overcome what you’re feeling right now and get better.
You CAN get stronger and live a full life. And as you know, it’s never going to be easy. But there are ways to cope with it and get stronger. And it will always be worth it. So, how can you cope with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Give yourself some credit! Did you wake up? Did you do what you could within your limitations? Then you are doing all that you can and that is all anyone can ask you to do, including yourself.
Find things to occupy your mind! Whether it is reading, or art, or even meditation if you can do nothing else that day. Staying home all day every day can wreak havoc on our brains. Find ways to keep your brain busy while you're at home, it will do wonders for your fatigue.
Ensure that you are taking vitamin supplements or medications if suggested by your physician and sticking with any prescribed exercise program. Remember that you cannot hope to be better if you don’t follow the suggested treatment plan. What if the treatment isn’t working?
Find ways to hold on to hope! Whether it is your belief in yourself, and/or the virtual presence of good friends or family. Maybe it is your faith in a higher power, and maybe it would just be faith that modern medicine will catch up to help you. Hope is essential to staying afloat on this journey.
Take one day at a time! Every day is a new opportunity. You only lose out if you stop trying.
Be sure to consult with your primary care physician or other medical professionals in regards to your medical concerns. This text cannot and should not replace advice from the patient's healthcare professionals. Any person who experiences symptoms or feels that something may be wrong should seek individual professional help for evaluation and/or treatment. This post is informative only.