Apparently you only read this for 20 seconds…

before deciding it’s not worth your time.  That’s a bit how I feel today after seeing my GP again.  Here’s the things we agreed on:

Stop all supplements (except vitamins) because we don’t know what side-effects they’re having

My cholesterol was fine and my mouth is not infected (these have actual proof from tests!)

Time for a Vitamin B injection

Here’s what we disagreed on:

Time to try anti-depressants again

Time to see a neurologist

Our plan (or should I say my plan) is to stop taking all the liver/digestion things, eat well, drink lots of water, chill out for a couple of weeks and see what happens.  I’m actually really fed up with talking about all this all the time and feeling like my day is ruled by the way in which I wake up.  Even though the result of visiting the GP was the same feeling as usual she did say some things that made me feel a little better.  Nothing scientific at all but rather she said 8 months is still early days in these sorts of infections (which you can hear two sided… oh god there’s more to come, and ok so this could still improve) and she pointed out that a slight fear of repercussions can develop when you’re sick of being tired.  You stop doing things because you’re tired of feeling tired and you want to avoid at all costs feeling like that again, but this can lead to feelings of frustration and also muscle and body atrophy which is self-defeating,

What a fine line.  So I have cancelled all up coming naturopath appointments or re-scheduled them and naively off I go to relax my self better.  Well paraphrasing the immortal words of my brutal specialist ‘what else am I gonna do?’

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5 thoughts on “Apparently you only read this for 20 seconds…

  1. escharae says:

    I like your plan. 🙂
    I don’t know how scientific this is, but I think I read mono symptoms can last for up to an entire year. I know I was ill for almost six months.
    Anyways, I hope your plan works and you start seeing results soon.

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  2. Claire says:

    Rest rest and more rest!
    While you still only have Post-viral fatigue you can give your body a chance to heal. The next step is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (which you can still heal from).
    Pacing is the best way to manage your energy (says she who STILL hasn’t mastered it properly) – do half of what you feel capable of doing and still feeling good. If you feel you could walk 20 meters and still feel good, then walk 10. This is so you can avoid the push/crash cycle.
    Ongoing fatigue is one of the most debilitating things you can go through – stay strong, keep calm, reach out to others when it all gets too much.
    Sending love and hope,

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    • CJ says:

      Pacing – it’s become a word like dieting, sounds awful and only delivers results occasionally. I constantly get frustrated that I can’t do even 20% of what I used to and I also don’t often have a choice how I spend my time, because of my work and being a single mum. I just can’t rest when I want to. So I teeter on the edge and hope I don’t fall off!

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