I am litterally amazed at how much of a disastrous impact a little stress has on me. After a hard time this winter, I was pretty much back to my baseline, ie not having too many symptoms and managing the illness well with pacing and resting, for the major part of the last 2 weeks or so. Then, today, after discussing about a family event I need to organize with the help of my daughter for about 15 minutes, bang ! Right after the discussion, I am trembling, weak on my legs and having this blackout feeling in my brain. I then slept for more than 2 hours. And for the rest of the day, the symptoms remained stronger. It seems that no matter what I do, how long I rest, how careful I am to have a very clean life, whenever the smallest stress happens, I get worse. Which is really, really destroying my hope of going back to work. It seems the area in my brain responsible for stress management is incapable of handling this job. Emotions also have a strange effect on me : when I feel joy, or sadness or excitement, my body temperature rises. Enough that I need to peel off a layer or two for up to an hour or more, just for feeling something a few seconds. Weird isn't it ?