When will it go away?
This is the big question everybody with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome asks themselves. They don’t understand why they have it, what to do against it, and how to deal with the syndrome. As time goes by and the roller coaster of the aches, pains, and fatigue stays, it becomes clear to most people that they have to get used to CFS and take it day by day, week by week.
In my case, I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 15 years now and can look back on a long history of symptoms, different pains, and times where everything seems normal. I have often asked myself what the reason is for this illness and what I can do better. It is a long journey of tough periods but the hope that CFS will go away one time never dies.
The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome mystery remains
As time goes by, I tell myself that one day I will understand what the reason for this condition is. Now, after 15 years, the mystery of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome remains, but I have found some answers on the way. These insights I like to share with you today.
The First period
This period is the worst and the most crashing time. For some people, it takes years to get back to a relatively normal life. In my case, it took 5 years. It is the most devastating time for the person who is affected by this condition.
The second period
In this period, the gaps between the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the relief periods get bigger. Sometimes you even think it’s over until it is back and you sit on your couch and can’t move. But the pain and fatigue are much less than at the beginning,
I don’t want to sound too optimistic, but there can be a year without any suffering. The gaps can be massive between the pains, and you don’t crash so hard anymore. However, you will stay vulnerable to too much stress. The body collapses very quickly and can’t cope with too much demand of any kind.
So, what triggers the symptoms!
In my long journey of struggle, I found out that it helps to observe what situations trigger the symptoms. In my case, it is stress. And it comes in many disguises:
- Too high expectations of myself
- Negative self-talk
- Differences with other people
- Thinking I am living a wrong life
- When my self-image differs from the perception of others
- Working out too much and hard
- Bad diet
- Doing too many things
- Disputes of any kind
Honesty is the right path
Something is definitely not right if you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. And it will only get better through the road of honesty. Ask yourself different questions: Do you eat the right food. Is your current relationship good for you? Do you like your job? (To give you some examples). Without honest questions and eventually change, you will stay stuck in your pain.
Ask yourself honest questions and the healing process has begun!
The wish for a pain-free life
My journey is different from yours. But what unites us all is the wish to live a healthy and pain-free life. I went to many healing therapies, changed living conditions, but what helped me the most is that I start to put love in everything I do. That can be cleaning, grocery shopping, work, and many other things I do in my daily life.
” Paying attention to small things reduces my stress and gives my life an unexpected purpose. “