The hallmark symptom of all chronic illness is without question, the fatigue.
Every time I ask my community which symptom they most wish they could eliminate permanently, fatigue tops the list.
It is debilitating, disabling and usually coincides with things like brain fog, pain, anxiety and depression.
So it’s no surprise that learning how to manage the energy you have is one of the most important challenges those of us with chronic illness face.
Your level of functionality depends on which energy stage you are experiencing now and how much you can resist the temptation to “do all the things” on the days you do have energy.
Because when you try and do “all the things” there is a very real risk of pushing yourself back into another lengthy flare where you are exhausted or bed-bound again.
In this first episode of Season 4 , I walk you through what the different energy stages of chronic illness are, share my top tips on managing each stage and more importantly, know how to protect and get the best from your precious energy levels.
If you got some good from this episode, please make sure you share it with anyone you think it will help.
It is only by sharing our stories and experiences that we can help someone else know that they are not alone when it comes to chronic illness.
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