Is chronic fatigue affecting your ability to exercise and to get out and enjoy your life?
If so, you probably are noticing that it’s affecting several aspects of your life. Perhaps you are feeling isolated because you are unable to enjoy activities with your friends or family members. In my experience treating patients with chronic fatigue, I’ve found that this feeling is very common among patients. They feel as though their family and friends have been slowly taken away from them because they are no longer able to do things they enjoy. As a result, the deep-seated fatigue not only affects their body but their mood as well.
Quite often, it seems that women particular in perimenopause tend to have more fluctuations in their hormones during this time in life. If they also are managing chronic fatigue their mood will shift towards a depression. When this happens, exercise can help to modulate and regulate this. When we exercise, we’re able to produce endorphins that feed energy to our brain that help us stay calm, regulated, and motivated. Exercise helps us to feel grounded in our life and when you are unable to exercise due to fatigue it can create a host of symptoms that can get worse over time.
So what is this solution to this? You’re probably wondering what you can do to get yourself feeling better and get your energy levels back so that you can exercise, socialize, and feel like yourself again. When I first see a patient with chronic fatigue, many times they are frustrated. They have tried different treatments and are desperate to find a solution. Well, there is hope.
A Patient Success Story
This year, I have worked extensively with a patient who was a high-level athlete in her teens and twenties. She was actually still training on a regular basis but had to stop competing due to fatigue. My patient was no longer living her regular everyday life. She ended up developing the Epstein BARR virus. Although she did improve, she never actually fully got better. She continued to deal with chronic fatigue and pain. She tried many different treatment options, saw many doctors, but was still struggling. Just walking around the block for longer than 10 to 15 minutes she felt exhausted. My patient was determined to get her life back.
By doing the correct lab testing, I was able to learn what systems in her body were out of balance. We began by focusing on what needed the most attention and slowly she started to feel better. It hasn’t been instantaneous, but she is now at the point where she’s actually able to exercise again and she feels less pain. Recently, she told me that she feels likes she’s got her life back. She is able to play with her kids and socialize with friends and family.
I’d Like To Help
If you are feeling overcome by chronic fatigue, please reach out to me. I want you to have a success story like my patient. There is a way to get you feeling better. I’d be happy to work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that’s going to help you. Book a 45-minute, complimentary call with me at www.angelasimpsonfunctionalmedicine.ca/contact today. I’ve helped hundreds of women find the solution that works the best for them and I’d like to help you, too!
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