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Experiencing different types of fatigue daily...

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by soxfan, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. soxfan

    soxfan Senior Member

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    I know there are different types of fatigue associated with CFS/ME. I was curious if anyone else experiences these different types on a daily basis. For a few days in a row I can have the drowsy type where I can hardly stay upright...but not sleep. It almost feels like I have taking a sleeping pill and being forced to stay awake.

    Then there are days when I can hardly move and it feels more like malaise. I am able to easily stay up and read etc.

    Then I have days where I am just plain old tired but able to function somewhat and do errands.

    There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason for this as far as I can tell and when I get up in the morning I have no idea what type I will be experiencing on a particular day. It is becoming more difficult to even make any kind of plans since I have no idea what I will feel like.

    For 4 days now I have had the drowsy fatigue where I am able to stay up and about for about an hour but then have to lay down for a couple hours....on and off.

    My sleep always seems to be the same so I don't think it has anything to do with that. Does anyone know what causes these different fatigue feelings?
     
  2. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Annie Gsampel

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    Hmm, I wonder if you do not feel the repercussions of what you do for 48 to 72 hours? I went for a little bike ride on Friday. I didn't get out of bed until about 4pm yesterday! Think I was asleep for at least 12 hours, did fall asleep on the couch until 5am, then went into my bed.

    It seems that I can feel fine the day after doing some pretty physical stuff, its the days after that I am noticing issues!

    GG
     
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    soxfan Senior Member

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    GG- I honestly have done nothing for the past 4 days...haven't been able to do much of anything. This weird drowsiness started on Friday and I only left the house this morning to get a few things at the store.

    I have been laying down on and off since then....I don't have problems with physical activity...it is all social or mental activities that do me in.

    There is no way I can ever sleep during the day no matter how tired I am. My body just doesn't settle down enough. I also am up at 7am every morning. That is when I wake up and I just can't sleep any longer My bedtime is always the same...in bed at nine thirty....asleep by ten thirty...but I do wake up several times at night usually feeling like my heart is pounding out of my chest with adrenaline coursing through my body...
     
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    @Scarecrow- Thanks for the thread....so very interesting to read!
     
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    Hmm, was hoping to provide some insight. Perhaps the little social and/or mental activities have been enough to keep you down? I'm feeling less energetic these days, perhaps it is because winter is coming? Not sure. Just a lot blah lately!

    GG
     
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    halcyon Senior Member

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    Have you taken your body temperature while having the drowsiness? I've recently been having the drowsy fatigue suddenly coming on and found it correlates with a strong fever.
     
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    soxfan Senior Member

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    My body temp actually runs around 97.6. The only time it is higher is when I am really sick...I have hypothyroidism which is probably a factor..
     
  9. JAM

    JAM Jill

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    I had that for 5 years, just a constant cycle of strange varieties of fatigue and pain with no rhyme or reason. Olive leaf extract eliminated all of it (At least I've been symptom free for a week, which hasn't happened for 5 years), but it took 6 months.
     
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    How much olive leaf extract a day? We're you taking it for it's immune system modulating properties?
     
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