Many people are going about their daily routine without knowing that they have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This is not entirely their fault because it has become normal to dismiss chronic stress and fatigue as mere tiredness. Sadly, many people believe the myth that there is no level of stress that a glass of cold water or a power nap would not fix.
But it is really not so, many people have CFS because of extreme tiredness over a long period. For this reason, World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day was created to spread awareness of the condition.
What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition that leaves you feeling extremely tired. This feeling can last six months or more and result from an underlying medical condition. CFS is also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).
What are the symptoms you might experience?
Here are some symptoms to look out for:
- Sleep does nothing to make you feel better
- Regular dizziness when getting out of bed to sit or stand
- Daily fatigue for months
- Lack of concentration and a faint memory
- Joint and muscle pain
- Unexplained exhaustion after mental and physical activities
- Constant headaches and nausea
- The feeling of anxiety and depression
What to do if you have chronic fatigue syndrome
If you notice recurring symptoms listed above, speak with a doctor on Doctall. After diagnosis, you can do the following:
Speak with your doctor regularly and take the necessary medications
If you have been diagnosed with CFS, constantly communicate with a doctor. Your doctor will also prescribe drugs and help you map out lifestyle activities to help manage chronic fatigue.
Create a sleeping pattern
Work with your doctor to create the best sleeping schedule to help you get better.
Engage in physical activities
Here, you do not need to do much. You can run or walk in the mornings and carry out 2-3 rounds of stretches in your room to help you feel better.
If you constantly battle with dizziness, staying hydrated is your best bet at feeling better. Drink enough water to keep you going.
Relax and break away from your regular schedule
Go for massages, take deep breaths, eat outdoors, read a book, and meditate.
Conclusively, remember to care for yourself as the world commemorates World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day. Take the rest you need and speak with a doctor on Doctall when you notice changes in your general health.