How does everyone else deal with the chronic fatigue and brain fog?? I’m in grad school and it’s never ending! It quite literally might ruin my life if I can’t focus and study what I need!

Attention-Deficit Disorder


Mast cell activation syndrome

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/ Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)


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  • Ory


    Kate!! I am not in grad school, and I can't imagine how difficult that must be. My boyfriend is in his last year of a 5 year degree, and as of right now, neither of us can even imagine furthering his education and doing grad school. He is so ready to be done! You brave soul. Personally, I run a home bakery and it's my sole income, so I don't have homework or exams, but I can understand having to focus when your brain isn't working. So frustrating!! I am currently navigating this issue on a whole new level than ever previously experienced, so I look foward to other's replies to this post, as well. Something I've found helpful recently is extremely detailed to-do lists. By writing out all of the things I need to be focusing on, and keeping it directly in front of me, any time I have a little disassociation or brain fog moment, I can just look to my list and get back on track easily. And take breaks when you need them!! Let yourself rest now to avoid a huge burnout later. It's always worth it. Sometimes I'll be on a roll for a while and start to get tired, so instead of working on dishes while waiting on something in the oven, I'm going to hydrate and lay down until that timer goes off. It may be hard to rest your brain since you know there's stuff you should be doing, but continually remind yourself that resting hurts nothing, and helps your body tremendously. I hope you found something in all of that helpful😂 You are doing great! You have to fight so much harder to simply go about your day. Remember to be patient and kind with yourself. I hope the best for you with grad school, and wish you lots of good energy days ahead🥰

  • CarrotDream


    It’s almost as if all I do is work and sleep. A nine to five can be quite challenging for me. B12 helps a lot! I also have to plan my days around my activity. The more active I am today the more I’m gonna pay for it tomorrow.

  • ItsErin


    Honestly, I'd try not to panic because it'll only make things worse. I realised when I got CFS and Fibromyalgia that my symptoms mean that I could no longer partake in college. Not going to lie it's still depressing but there's nothing I can do about it. I'll never work and I'll never finish my education but it's taken me a long time to accept them. Make sure not to push yourself because it could make things worse as I've found out.

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