I'm amazed and inspired by how many of you guys (this includes girls) run through all kinds of chronic problems like Chrons etc. so I'm looking for advice on how to deal with a Chronic Fatigue problem. Spent the last 18 months slowly finding out it wasn't MS. Big huge relief, but leaves us (me and the medics) back at the begining wondering what on earth is going on, so in short, there's no diagnosis but the most intractable symptom is definitely the fatigue. I can manage most of the other issues (all sorts of pain, vertigo, tremors, to mention the ones I can talk about in public) but the fatigue seems to be pretty much NON-NEGOTIABLE and I hate it. (Have fallen asleep on the way up stairs to bed at 2 in the afternoon. Woke up, made it to the bedroom, woke up again 2 hours later next to the bed....)
Throughout the MS scare the physio said 'keep running - if only becasue its good for your head', but we're not so sure now. I've had to go from 30+ miles a week and bouncing to 11miles a week and f****d and these episodes tend to last for 3-4 months at a time.
We're pretty sure it's not an 'overtraining' thing since, going on the experience of last 3 years, what I do seems to have little bearing on when the fatigue kicks off.
Anyone on here dealt with this sort of thing? Got any advice?
I know that being fitter means I get through the bad times a bit quicker, but trying to maintain even a low level of fitness during these times takes everything I've got and I don't really know if its the right thing to do. The worst thing is that following my mums advice 'rest, rest, rest' doesn't make me feel any better either....
Sorry for the length of this, peeps. As always, all responses appreciated.