Little miss make up
welcome back to my blog. I know I am doing alot of illness blogs lately but as I am so bad lately it just seems like a good time to keep my followers updated.
So, today I am covering chronic fatigue syndrome. A lot of people think this is a made up condition but as a sufferer it is very much real and is a big struggle in my life.
So what is CFS?
CFS is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that cant be explained by any underlying medical condition.
The fatigue worsens with any physical or mental activity but doesnt improve with rest. As you know from my last illness update I over did it and im exhausted. im sleeping loads and in bed since sunday night, it is now thursday and im still exhausted and it is taking its toll on my body as i am in alot of pain.
signs and symptoms of CFS.
-fatigue- anyone who knows me well knows I am always tired and lack energy. Due to my heart condition I cant drink caffeine so I cant even get a caffeine boost.
-loss of memory or concentration- I struggle with this I often can get in a car go for a drive to town and the next minute I am in town and having to memory of the whole drive in. I often get blanks in my memory. concentration is difficult for me and I struggle to keep concentrated. School and college was difficult for me.
-Sore throat- I always get sore throats some that are a infection and some arent.
- enlardged lymph nodes in your neck or armpits- i get this so bad in my armpits they are so painful.
-pain that moves from one joint to another without redness or swelling- I do suffer joint pain from my EDS so its difficult to tell from what condtiion the pain comes from.
-unexplained muscle pain- again I get this from EDS also so hard to tell which conditions cause each pain.
-Headache of a new type, pattern or severity- I do suffer heahaches and migraines. They can come on suddenly, slowly and some last for hours.
-Unrefreshened sleep- story of my life it doesnt how much I sleep I get I am always tired.
-Extreme exhaustion lasting more than 24hours after mental or physical activity- As many of you know when I do anything I usually spend 2 days to a week in bed from exhaustion.
CFS is a struggle and it is hard to have a life with this and all my conditions. I do try my best to keep going and enjoy life but I alwas end up in extreme exhaustion. Its fustrating when your mind wants to do so much and live a full life but your body wount let you. I feel trapped inside my own body at times and as each condition worsens each day grows harder. I just make the most of good days and smile to hide what pain I have and I rest and try to stay positive through the bad days.
Thanks for reading,
lots of love,
Little miss make up xox.