I am so, so, so tired! Advice for fatigue?

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I am so, so, so tired! Advice for fatigue?

Post by TWORTHIN on Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:55 am

Hi folks,
I had a HM on June 15th and have been on disability since. Can't return to work yet but am trying really hard to build up my mental strength. Have just started volunteering at the local Veterans Hospital and at the public library BUT I am so bloody tired! After 1-2 hours of mental effort, I feel like I am in a fog, so while it is good to be getting out into the community, it is so draining! I would love to hear from others how they deal with fatigue. I am sleeping well but just not having nay mental stamina for more than an hour or two.
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Tracy

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Re: I am so, so, so tired! Advice for fatigue?

Post by Tee on Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:37 am

Oh Tracy, fatigue is a way of your body to tell you to slow down, A HM attack takes times to get over, it is not like any other migraine type.

You WILL get there, but you need to pace yourself and maybe doing both is too much.

I was exactly the same, after a big HM I had to sleep every few hours. I would have a nap for 2 - 3 hrs during the day and still sleep 10 hrs at night. In the very beginning I was like you I fought it and would not give in, but I did learn in time that it did not work. You need to listen to your body and rest.

One doctor told me that pushing it- was when you did something for 1 min today - you do it for 2 mins tomorrow.

I know this will be frustrating to read, but I have been there and totally understand.

One thing I did find helpful on the old 'get your brain back plan' was the brain trainer on the DS. I only did it for 5 mins to start with but over a course of a year I got that up to an hour. I am not sure if you are like me, but if I over do it I get brain fog and numbness? When this starts I know it is time to stop and rest - this sounds easy - but it was a very hard lesson for me to learn - I was a completer finisher at work and hated to leave things half done................. my thinking has now changed.

And that is half the battle with HM. You have to change.

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