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excel 02-21-11 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by ibisibis (Post 980177)
have you other stresses in your life? I was like this and went to so many doctors, everything negative. It was only when my life in general was happier and I had less stress that it miraculously vanished

Maybe the anxiety takes it's toll on me and keeps me tired

Bezuidenthustra 02-21-11 01:32 PM

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There have been a few threads about this lately. I suffer from chronic sleep problems and the resulting headaches and fatigue. Fun times!

sarey 02-22-11 12:36 AM

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I just wanna remind people that CFS/M.E and F.M is not just about being "tired all the time".
Common misconception, especially with CFS/M.E, but yeah, it isn't just about being "tired all the time" - actually, people with CFS/M.E wouldn't describe it as just being tired, I certainly wouldn't anyway.

Triptych 02-22-11 05:21 AM

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Sarey - more like constant pain and crushing fatigue, if that's what you mean? It's a disability.

I tend to use hyperbole, but I don't think a phrase like "crushing fatigue" would be out of place describing CFS.

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Originally Posted by excel
Adderral tends to mask tiredness

Good point. Thanks.

Driver 02-22-11 05:26 AM

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Originally Posted by excel (Post 979657)
being tired all the time is gettin to me.need energy and i don't want to rely on caffine

If you're regularly having caffeine, try quitting it: I have way more energy since quitting caffeine.

excel 02-22-11 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Driver (Post 1031651)
If you're regularly having caffeine, try quitting it: I have way more energy since quitting caffeine.

I try to stay away from caffine

sarey 02-23-11 04:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Triptych (Post 1031650)
Sarey - more like constant pain and crushing fatigue, if that's what you mean? It's a disability.

I tend to use hyperbole, but I don't think a phrase like "crushing fatigue" would be out of place describing CFS.



Good point. Thanks.

not sure i even understand what you mean?

im aware it is a disability, i have it.
so erm, not sure why you said that.

and theres even more to this than pain and "crushing fatigue", well, id say exhaustion to be honest, bone shatteringly so... but either way, not sure how to even explain it, but fatigue/tiredness isnt enough to explain it, it is very debilitating, and much more than just "im tired"...
thats all.
gets to me when people think they have this serious, life ruining condition because they are tired a lot.

Bezuidenthustra 02-23-11 05:53 AM

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Originally Posted by sarey (Post 1032363)
not sure i even understand what you mean?

im aware it is a disability, i have it.
so erm, not sure why you said that.

and theres even more to this than pain and "crushing fatigue", well, id say exhaustion to be honest, bone shatteringly so... but either way, not sure how to even explain it, but fatigue/tiredness isnt enough to explain it, it is very debilitating, and much more than just "im tired"...
thats all.
gets to me when people think they have this serious, life ruining condition because they are tired a lot.

Triptych was agreeing with you.

Even if someone's fatigue doesn't quite fit the extremes of CFS, being constantly drained of energy, particularly because of lack of proper sleep, is still dysfunctional. I'm a little annoyed that you'd be so dismissive about it, but I do understand that hearing other people whine about not getting enough sleep every now and then would be very irritating to someone who struggles to drag herself through the day because of her debilitating fatigue.

My own sleep-related fatigue is serious, and grows more troublesome by the month. But I wouldnt call it CFS. It's not that severe. Debilitating? Yes. Life-sapping and almost all-encompassing? No.

NorCalAndy8 02-23-11 06:23 AM

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Oh gosh, I really need to change my sleeping schedule. It explains why I'm always a zombie throughout half of my day, on top of my ADD. ugh, alright time for a 20 minute power nap.

excel 02-23-11 10:46 AM

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I wake up to much at night

sarey 02-23-11 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Bezuidenthustra (Post 1032395)
Triptych was agreeing with you.

Even if someone's fatigue doesn't quite fit the extremes of CFS, being constantly drained of energy, particularly because of lack of proper sleep, is still dysfunctional. I'm a little annoyed that you'd be so dismissive about it, but I do understand that hearing other people whine about not getting enough sleep every now and then would be very irritating to someone who struggles to drag herself through the day because of her debilitating fatigue.

My own sleep-related fatigue is serious, and grows more troublesome by the month. But I wouldnt call it CFS. It's not that severe. Debilitating? Yes. Life-sapping and almost all-encompassing? No.

be as annoyed as you want, all im saying is i hate it when people think their fatigue is caused by CFS. didnt say it wasnt serious at all, but when they assume its something as serious as cfs, that ****es me off, as well as the misconceptions that cfs is all about fatigue too.

Triptych 02-25-11 03:34 AM

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I was agreeing with Sarey, or with what I thought Sarey was saying.

My point was that the diagnostic profile of CFS is more complex than the surface symptom of fatigue, the same way fibromyalgia is diagnosed after several other conditions are ruled out. I could go into detail, but that would be hijacking the thread, right?

As other disability advocates have said elsewhere, this isn't a zero-sum game. The fact that Person A has more debilitating symptoms than Person B does not mean that either person's complaints are more or less valid than the other's, or that either one is more or less deserving of help.

sarey 02-25-11 07:17 AM

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& nowhere did i say that, all i am saying is being tired more than usual does not mean it is M.E and can actually be insulting for people who are suffering with this ... no word to describe illness, it does insult me when people assume it is this because they are tired more than usual, there is a lot more to M.E than fatigue(and i wouldnt even describe it as that anyway), and you do actually need more than that symptom anyway to have M.E, its very complex.
thats all.
ill be leaving now.

excel 02-25-11 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by sarey (Post 1032363)
not sure i even understand what you mean?

im aware it is a disability, i have it.
so erm, not sure why you said that.

and theres even more to this than pain and "crushing fatigue", well, id say exhaustion to be honest, bone shatteringly so... but either way, not sure how to even explain it, but fatigue/tiredness isnt enough to explain it, it is very debilitating, and much more than just "im tired"...
thats all.
gets to me when people think they have this serious, life ruining condition because they are tired a lot.

What are the other symptoms of cfs?

Imnapl 02-25-11 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by sarey (Post 1032651)
be as annoyed as you want, all im saying is i hate it when people think their fatigue is caused by CFS. didnt say it wasnt serious at all, but when they assume its something as serious as cfs, that ****es me off, as well as the misconceptions that cfs is all about fatigue too.

Sarey, would you agree that until someone has a confirmed diagnosis, and if their symptoms fit the criteria for CFS, that it would be logical to wonder if one doesn't have CFS?




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