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picklepuddles

793d

How do you deal with chronic fatigue and never feeling well rested in the mornings?

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    • HJA

      780d

      I stopped drinking coffee and alcohol. Then I started walking bit by bit. Then I started running and lifting weights. Losing weight helped use less of my energy to move and do basic stuff. I’m not fully out of the woods with the fatigue, but what I’ve mentioned has helped me a lot.

    • HJA

      780d

      I stopped drinking coffee and alcohol. Then I started walking bit by bit. Then I started running and lifting weights. Losing weight helped use less of my energy to move and do basic stuff. I’m not fully out of the woods with the fatigue, but what I’ve mentioned has helped me a lot.

    • Kierstyn

      790d

      I take Trazodone 50mg at night which actually helps me feel rested but everyone is different. During the day, I’m exhausted… I just got blood work done today to see if it’s something other than fibromyalgia but who knows 🤷🏼‍♀️

      • Peggyvan

        784d

        @Kierstyn hi. I have a long history of fibromyalgia and sjogrens syndrome. I suffered with daytime sleepiness. I had a sleep study done and I am now on CPAP. This has considerably improved my chronic fatigue. I am not overweight and I try to exercise regularly in between flare-ups. I have set up a small gym in my home and whenever I am able I exercise. Even a little bit helps with my joints and muscles. Sometimes just walking in place and stretching for a bit helps.

    • Blinky

      791d

      commenting so I can see what other people say 🥴

    • picklepuddles

      793d

      That's great! I do have a similar routine for the most part time, including a quiet time with prayer first thing in the morning, but the problem is that I often have trouble focusing on that quiet time because of how tired I still am feeling. Routine definitely does help me as a while, but this fatigue is kicking my butt and making it hard to get anything done at home outside my job 😔. What pills do you take if you don't mind me asking? I finally got my diagnosis in December, but I have yet to try any medications or anything

    • Chronically_Awesome

      793d

      I don’t have one great answer, but here are some things that help me. I don’t know if this would help everyone. But one thing that helps me is routine. Even if it’s a really small one. So I have an alarm go off at the same time, even if I can’t get up right away, I am awakened (for a bit.) I also try to start with a prayer, breakfast, and pills. Once I’ve done that, I feel like I’ve done something productive. If I need to sleep more I might, but sometimes the momentum of the routine will help me get to the next thing. I also have set nap times throughout the day.

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